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Grim Galaxy S6 Release Details Emerge



Disappointing Samsung Galaxy S6 release details continue to emerge for prospective buyers in the buildup to the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date on April 10th.

At its Unpacked event in Barcelona, Samsung was eager to talk about the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The two new flagships come with a number of high-end specifications including powerful displays, new Exynos 7 Octa processors, and a new design language that incorporates metal and glass. Samsung continues to tout the Galaxy S6 in the days after its launch though it has still failed to talk about some of the key Galaxy S6 release details in the U.S. and in countries around the world.

Slowly but surely we’re starting to see information about these missing pieces trickle out and what we’ve seen hasn’t always been pretty. Samsung UK’s website proudly shows off both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The site outlines many different Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants including their four color types. The site also lists Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge storage options though a 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge is missing.

This doesn’t confirm the lack of a 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge storage option in the United Kingdom but it does leave the door open ahead of its release. If this is true, it could mean that the base Galaxy S6 Edge model will be far more expensive than the base Galaxy S6 model in the United Kingdom and perhaps, elsewhere as well.


Grim Galaxy S6 release detail number two comes to us from Samsung Canada. The company is now listing its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models on its website. The two landing pages highlight many of the key details including all of the Galaxy S6 specs including the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 colors. Samsung revealed four colors on stage during its event including a unique color for each.

Problem is, Samsung Canada’s page only lists two colors for each of its models, a sign that Samsung could be going down the same road that its gone down many times in the past.

Both landing pages list the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in black and white. This is different from Samsung UK’s landing page which lists all four color options for each device. While nothing is official until the device hits shelves, this leaves the door open for a two-color launch in Canada and possibly in other regions as well.

Samsung is well known for slow-rolling its different colors. In the past, the company’s offered base white and black options before releasing the other colors weeks or even months down the road. We’ve also seen the company release exclusive colors for different carriers and retailers and sometimes, colors never arrive at all. For instance the pink Galaxy Note 4, which was announced on stage at IFA 2014, still hasn’t arrived for major U.S. carriers.

There is a glimmer of hope though. Samsung Netherlands has put three Galaxy S6 colors up for pre-order ahead of its release including the gold variant. It’s worth noting though that availability could vary based on region and carrier.


It’s not clear how these early storage and color details might affect the US Galaxy S6 release. A recent T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge teaser alludes to the availability of three storage sizes though it’s not clear if the company is just parroting Samsung or if it’s planning to offer all three. Samsung USA hasn’t put up its landing pages for either phone yet so we still don’t have a good read on color options.

U.S. carriers haven’t confirmed their own Galaxy S6 release date details which means that pre-orders, release dates, the Galaxy S6 price, color options, and storage options all remain a mystery for prospective buyers. They will likely remain a mystery up until carriers start releasing their concrete details. Fortunately, that could come soon.

The Galaxy S6 design is a major upgrade, but Samsung cuts features to deliver it.

The Galaxy S6 design is a major upgrade, but Samsung cuts features to deliver it.

We’ve seen US Galaxy S6 release dates make progress behind the scenes and it’s clear that these two devices are creeping closer to their public release date. U.S. Cellular is the only carrier that’s confirmed an arrival for April though all five major carriers could get their variants out next month to keep pace with one another.

The new Galaxy S6 comes with an assortment of upgrades including a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 577 ppi, Exynos 7 octo-core processor from Samsung, 32/64/128GB of storage with no microSD card slot, Android 5.0 Lollipop with a new version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, a 16MP camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, Cat.6 LTE, and a 2550 mAh (Galaxy S6) and 2600 mAh battery (S6 Edge).

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge will come with similar specifications though its will feature a unique curved display that bends down over the two sides of the phone. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Edge eschew plastic in favor of a bold new design that features a combination of metal and glass that also features Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4.

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