Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch in the U.S. on April 11th?

Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch in the U.S. on April 11th?
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has just sent us some information that we know you've been waiting for. According to our tipster, who says that he works for one of the four major U.S. carriers (to protect his identity, we are not telling you which one), he has been told by a Samsung sales rep for the Greater Midwest area that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be launched on Saturday, April 11th.

To make it clear, the April 11th launch date for Sammy's new flagship is the same for all four major U.S. carriers. Our source tells us that Samsung reps are currently on the road, visiting retail locations with demos of the Galaxy S6.

Samsung reportedly has rung up 20 million pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The former has the lion's share of these reservations, accounting for 15 million of them. In the U.S., Verizon is expected to begin accepting pre-orders for the two handsets on April 1st.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge launch, our tipster informs us that the Samsung rep revealed that the premium model would be released in a "limited capacity" similar to the way that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was launched.

Thanks for the tip!

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh

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101 Comments

1. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If it was just bit larger and had a removable back well easy one anyway and sd card slot I wouldn't mind having a 5.5 inch one but that might clash with the note series

54. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats the s6 sport, the rugged case water proof and 5.5 screen battery and sd.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Thought this was already confirmed when it was announced...?

3. Kumar123 unregistered

It's pretty much confirmed that Galaxy S6 has bad battery life ( I read the gsmarena review). Galaxy S6 has significantly worse battery life than its predecessor Galaxy S5. Even Samsung's "Superior" 14nm chip which is supposed to be 30-35% more efficient than 20nm chip, "Superior" Amoled display tech which is supposed to be 20% more efficient than S5 and energy efficient DDR4 ram can't save Galaxy S6 from having a pathetic battery life. It even got worse battery life than iPhone 6 on wifi test. And the worst part is, S6 battery test was done even dimmer condition (at 208 nit) than S5 (at 274 nit). Instead of improving one of the most important aspect of smartphone Samsung is actually disimproving it. Pretty lame.

6. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The whole review was throwing complements on how Samsung has made the S6 a much much better successor for the S5, the only drawback they found was the battery, and still they mentioned that it still above the average and can give you an easy 2 and half days of moderate use. What you failed to mention(typical of a hardcore Samsung hater like you) is that the S6 can give you an additional 4 hours of usage in just 10 minutes of charging. I ll give you a piece of advice, stop wasting your energy on Samsung articles bashing the S6 trying to lure people away from the S6. People will buy it, and the S6 will be a nightmare for HTC and Sony and most importantly for their fans.

10. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Typical Samsung follower. Do you have your own shrine? Successor should be better in all ways. Sometimes you can't charge phone and this fast charging will give you nothing.

17. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

This is like saying a new car is faster, roomier, efficient, comfortable, but the car sucks because it comes with a little smaller gas tank!! "Successor should be better in all ways." If only thing Samsung haters can come up with is its battery life, Samsung's competitors are in deep trouble.

20. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

So I am Samsung hater with SGS5? :D Don't you think that successor should be better in at least all important things? I won't mention swappable battery and sd card slot because I am not using them, but keeping waterproofing would be nice.

30. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But, S6 is better in all important things(to general public). People have spoken, consumers bought more iphones than the S5. They decided that they'd rather have better design than waterproofing, swappable battery and sd card slot. S6 is everything S5 isn't, and it's going to be a game changer.

37. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

So in other words Samsung made iPhone with Android. It's bad for me. I ditched iPhones for Samsungs. I hope that LG will still follow old Samsung approach.

40. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Not really, compare to iphones, Samsung phones have better screen, camera, battery, cpu, memory, design(edge),,,etc. Besides, Samsung still makes the Note series with sd card and removal battery.

46. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

With new S6 you can't be sure that new Note will have sd card slot and removal battery. Nothing can beat Amoleds, but that resolution is too big in my opinion. As you can see battery life in some ways is now similar. Design is subjective, but I like Edge. Still I wish it had profiled back too(same angle as screen). It would feel and look great. I like Apple approach more in terms of CPU and also "small" display resolution. If I am not wrong most apps are using 2 cores. Funny fact that 1 Snapdragon 805 core is faster than 1 new Exynos core. Samsung will always have best in class hardware, because they do it themself.

36. Kumar123 unregistered

I really respect you. You are a true fan not stupid worshipper like these people.

43. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

People have in nature that they "prefer" something that they have or want to have. This makes them not objective.

85. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You can't argue with fanboys. They think you're attacking their best friend if you say something bad to S6. I'll just wait for other youtube reviews before trying S6. A QHD phone running on a small battery really can bring the skeptics out of people.

86. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Amount of Samsung fanboys in PhoneArena it's too damn high :-)

96. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Now·a·days Samsung fanboys are wrost than apple fanboys. You can't criticize them or samsung products no matter how legimitimate the criticism is. I don't know about other guys but maherk is definitely crazy samsung fanboy. The way he behaves on this site resembles the behavior of the crazy religious fanatics. What dimas said is true you can't agrue with (fanatics) fanboys.

97. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

There will be always fanboys, but now Samsung fanboys are just everywhere. They decided to buy S6 so now they can't get any criticism.

32. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am pretty sure if a pole was started now, people would go for a phone packed top notch specs and features having a very good battery life and the ability to fully charge it in 1:15 mins, OVER a phone with a milked out design and yesterday's specs with very poor software support, and a great battery life that needs more than 4 hours to get it fully charged. V. Good battery life + 10 mins charge for 4hrs of usage or fully charging it in 1:15 is >>>>>> than a great battery that needs 1/5 of the day to get charged.

39. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Yes, because people thinks that something new is better. This is how their mind works. Fast charging is great for some people, but it can impact battery.

57. engineer-1701d unregistered

go take a s**t and put phone on charger done 4 hours then get in the car and dock it and get 20 mins charge now you are at 3/4 full charge. if you have a car i know some of you in less advanced countries dont have cars. or motorcycles. or even a bike

60. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The funny thing is that could be arguments of iPhone user(with a little slower charging). I have a car. Still you are not getting what I mean. S6 should have better battery life than S5 and that's the fact. They done step backward. Deal with it.

87. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The s5 is a brick, that's why it's got more battery, it was design for an QHD screen but it was not done in time

89. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

It's brick that feel great in hand thanks to a little profile on the back. I am glad that they didn't put QHD in S5. It's useless on small screen.

19. Kumar123 unregistered

You are nothing but a Samsung worshiper. If you were a true Samsung fan and well wisher, you would have criticized Samsung for disimproving one of the most important aspect of smartphone. And it's not the only thing gsmarena criticized about S6. The also put Main disadvantages as - No water or dust protection Rather pricey at launch, including really steep memory upgrade premiums No user-replaceable battery No microSD slot No FM radio No stereo speakers But of course you didn't "see" that even though its in the first page. "2 and half days of moderate use" - are you kidding me? Now you are just twisting what they said. If you use your phone for 1 hour of call, web and video play then you'll get that kind of battery life. You just intentionally left some sentences just to show the 2 days battery life. If one person use only 1 hour of call, web and video play then even iPhone user can get 2 days of battery life. It's confirmed that S6 has bad battery life but you worshiper will defend its weakness no matter what that's for sure.

22. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Says the Sony worshipper lmao Always bringing the water waterproof excuse of how the S6 sucks. Samsung know that the vast majority of people didn't care about it, and that's why they decided to go without it for the S6, and yet give those who want it the option to buy the upcoming S6 Active. The stereo speakers were stupid, but since Sony implemented it, you ve been barking about it non stop. Sd slot, well, i didn't see you crying over it when Sony took it off in the Xperia S?? FM radio? Lmao!! You just proved how you're picking things that Sony offers and Samsung don't to prove a point, should we also bash the S6 for not having cover flaps??

29. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO. I don't even own a Sony phone, jackass. But once again nice attempt, you are working hard to hide your lord weakness by unnecessarily bringing other companies product. Pathetic.

34. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

We ALL know that you're a Sony slave. Nice try in denying that, when every single comment of yours prove that you are.

41. Kumar123 unregistered

If I follow your logic then GSMArena is also must be a Sony slave. Since gsmarena is the one who put these thing as the Main Disadvantages of Galaxy S6, GSMArena must be a Sony slave. Checkmate.

47. maherk

Posts: 6654; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

See the difference between you and GSMarena is that they listed bunch of main advantages found in the S6, and they NEVER claimed that the S6's battery is bad(which btw is running on a pre-release software). What you failed to mention is that they crowned the S6 with the best display, one the best built and designed phones, one of the best camera phones in the market, the fastest, the most feature rich phone, and many more advantages that you deliberately excluded from your comment. Once you tell me where GSMarena said the S6 battery is "Bad", then you will not be marked as an ignorant fool. Until then, you are a hell of an ignorant lying fool.

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