Samsung UK allegedly leaks the Galaxy S6 retail price, and it isn't pretty

Samsung UK allegedly leaks the Galaxy S6 retail price, and it isn't pretty
While we are expecting the grand Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announcement later today, Samsung UK has inadvertently posted the flagship's pricing scheme, and it is quite disturbing. While we though that the S6 will cost something in the realm of $650 without a contract, and $200 on contract, while the S6 Edge will probably run you a Benjamin, or even $150 more, the reality might be a bit different. 

As you can see, Samsung UK has put the S6 up at the whopping £699, which translates to about $1080 at the moment. We sincerely hope this is just a placeholder post, as the picture is not of the S6, if we compare it to the leaks so far. Alternatively, this might be the preorder pricing scheme only, which takes advantage of the early adopters' longing for those breathtaking specs.

source: XDA-Devs

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  • 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)

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60 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Storage is unclear, could be a 128gb or even higher considering sammy is making their own storage now. Price would be justified if its 128gb.

11. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

The SanDisk 128GB microSD card is going for £55 right now. Even if internal storage is faster, this price is ridiculous. This is why I won't be buying any phone with microSD support.

22. PiteCZek

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Much faster, much more reliable - and if it is the new memory Samsung is making, it would be lightning fast....that price could be justifiable if you prefer quality :)

25. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

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26. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

There's a revolutionary solution for all these: buy something else

23. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Disappointed fan here. No microSD support means no buy for me too. It looks to me Samsung just ditched their fans. Will wait for S7 and see if they include this feature otherwise going to buy Note 4.

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung is 2.7 faster then htc m9, so it's going to lag out big time with your sd card over the s6

31. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Wait where are the people who called the iPhone expensive? Where are they? All of you turned to " $1080 ?? That isn't expensive at all dudes. Look they have this super duper new storage from Samsung which is faster than light. With that our TouchWitz won't lag that much anymore." And people like you call iPhone users brainwashed because they pay a good amount of money for their phone.....

46. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The iPhone got no good hardware in it as is outdated by the years, this as the fastest tech going and best screen, good try

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because the iPhone has no new features. 1080p is old and came out in 2011 on phones. The iPhone 6 and 6+ have identical hardware to the 5S.They simply bumped up the clock speed. The S6 has a 5 and 20MP camera, 1440P display and more. I'd gladly pay $1000 because eit ha sall new hardware vs Apple charge $1000 for 3 year old hardware. See how stupid you are an sound? You think$1000 is too much for brand new 2015 hardware vs Apple cost on old hardware isn't?

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung has always made their own storage....geez!

2. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

More premium material = higher price.. The gs6 costs more money to produce than the gs5. samsung has to make a profit so higher price is very normal..

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

BUULLLLLLLLLLL-, It's still not justified. They just took the Apple way. Overpriced products show more wealth that's why they peaked the price even higher. Phones are already overpriced.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Neither is the iphone, but somehow when we're talking about the iphone nobody complains about the price... if Apple can price the iphone like that, why can't samsung do the same with a phone that will have the same quality and the same or better hardware specifications? (please note that I'm not a Samsung fanboy)

18. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Because samsung don't have audience like iPhone.

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Samsung sold over 80M phone per quarter for 2 years in a row. Apple has done it how many times? ONCE!!!!! So the math fool. One goes into 8 how many times?

24. vandits

Posts: 9; Member since: May 29, 2014

Consider this... When you buy an iPhone, you pay for hardware (material, design) and software (r&d, design, in-house by Apple). They also make a huge profit. When you buy an Android flagship, you pay for hardware. That's it. Why? Software is by Google, FREE. So think again, who is really milking money out of the customer?

37. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

AOSP is free, the google version they use they have to license making it not free.

41. tedkord

Posts: 17409; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There is still R&D into the software with Android. TouchWIZ is different from stock Android right down to the framework.

63. vandits

Posts: 9; Member since: May 29, 2014

They still didn't have to build an operating system from scratch. It was already built. No one can deny that. They just modified it and added stuff on top.

40. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2244; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

One reason is that Samsung is not established as a high end brand. They have budget phones and now phones with a premium look and feel. Now just because their phones established similar characteristics to the iPhone they are far from displaying that all their products contain high premium materials. Samsung is so confused what company they are. You can't sell a $700-$1000 phone but have a brand new stripped down S6 and sell it for $300-$400 in low end markets. It's doesn't work that way.

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

because Samsung fans aren't hypocrites. They also don't know hardware. They think upping the cost $100 and getting nothing new is ok. Get brand new 2015 hardware and all of a sudden the cost is too much. They are stupid. They will forever be sheep and like all most animals, are stupid by default.

34. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The price is justified in every way. Ya know, Sammy has to pay all the keyboard warriors around the world for their hard efforts. And in case they get caught, Sammy has to pay heavy fines like it happened in Taiwan.

42. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Oh god this comment xDDDD

48. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry but it as all the best tech, the cheap parts being used I. Your htc m9 does not cover the cost charged

29. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

The high price is used for Samsungs advertising.

3. fanboylemonkiller

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Well you have to take into account that this is in the UK. I mean here in Sweden the release price of the Galaxy s5 was about 650-700 euros. The Gs6 will cost about the same as the Gs5 on release or just slightly higher. The real question is how much will the Gs6 edge be? My guess is 800 euros.

12. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You should've by now be familiar with PA's dirty antics. They always do this with every other phone that isn't Apple branded. We all know that EVERYTHING in Europe is more expensive. If it's true that the S6 will cost £699, then it will be priced the same as the S5 in other markets.

30. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Dude that's not true. Yesterday I found something that was more expensive in the US than here in Europe. I was so damn shocked to see something like that. I thought I was dreaming or something.

33. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bumping into something that is cheaper in Europe was a shock for you, so your comment did indeed prove my point.

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