Posted Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Samsung's latest flagship phones will arrive early next month.
Samsung has announced pricing and availability for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. Pre-orders for both models will begin on March 27 for an April 10 release.
"We have completely reimagined the Galaxy experience from the ground up by listening to what matters most to our customers," said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. "The Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are more than just beautiful – they're better. We've improved the smartphone essentials – camera, battery, display – and redesigned the phone experience so our consumer and business users are empowered to do more."
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge both feature 5.1-inch Quad HD 2560x1440 Super AMOLED displays with 577ppi. In addition, the edge model uses a dual edge screen design that curves the display around both sides of the device. Under the hood, the smartphones are powered by a Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor and 3GB of RAM running Android 5.0. A 16MP rear camera with OIS and a 5MP front camera are integrated as well. in addition, both models offer WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the world’s first mobile 1440P/VP9 hardware based decoder for efficient high resolution video streaming, and the Samsung KNOX security platform. Finally, the Galaxy S6 line will also support Samsung's upcoming Samsung Pay mobile payment service.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry both models, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the standard Galaxy S6. In addition, T-Mobile has already announced pricing details:
Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB - $0 down + $28.33/mo x 24, Total: $679.92
Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB - $99.99 down + $27.50/mo x 24, Total $759.99
Samsung Galaxy S6 128GB - $199.99 down + $27.50/mo x 24, Total $859.99
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 32 GB - $0 down + $32.49/mo x 24, Total $779.76
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 64GB - $99.99 down + $31.66/mo x 24, Total $859.83
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 128GB - $199.99 down + $31.66/mo x 24, Total $959.83
T-Mobile pre-orders begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. pacific time. As a special bonus, buyers who order before April 12 can also receive a one year free Netflix subscription.
Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile via Business Wire
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