Samsung Galaxy S6 storage options could be limited, at least in one region where the Galaxy S6 release will apparently come with two different storage options as opposed to three.
This week, Samsung finally confirmed the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagships for arrival. On stage, Samsung wasn’t shy about confirming key details for its new smartphones. It talked about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, Galaxy S6 colors, Galaxy S6 carriers, and the Galaxy S6 storage options. It did manage to leave out some key details though.
Among them, the Galaxy S6 release date in the U.S., the Galaxy S6 price, and specific details about its Galaxy S6 storage options in specific regions. Today, we’re finally seeing our first clue about Samsung’s potential Galaxy S6 storage options.
Samsung UK’s website proudly shows off both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Below the sign up section and the Galaxy S6 spec list lies a section where prospective buyers can choose their model of choice. 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 and as SamMobile notes, one model is limited.
While the Samsung Galaxy S6 is listed with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, the Galaxy S6 Edge is listed with 64GB and 128GB storage options. The 32GB model is nowhere to be found. 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.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 does not come with a microSD card slot which puts greater importance on the higher-end models. However, the 64GB and 128GB variants will command higher prices. Galaxy S6 price details put the device at €799 for the 64GB version, and €899 for the 128GB model in Europe. If the Galaxy S6 Edge pricing holds, we could see the larger storage sizes arrive at €949 for 64GB and €1049 for 128GB respectively.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 32GB will be priced at €699 in Europe, or, much cheaper than the 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge. These prices pertain to off-contract pricing and carriers and retailers will likely offer subsidized pricing that knocks the upfront cost down.
It’s not clear how this might affect the US Galaxy S6 release where all five major carriers are confirmed to have the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on tap for later this year. 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. T-Mobile declined comment.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 price still isn’t confirmed for the United States though T-Mobile notes that the Approximate Retail Value of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is $699. The carrier does not list the ARV for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge because it isn’t one of the prizes. This ARV could serve as the off-contract price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the United States though that remains to be seen.
U.S. carriers haven’t confirmed their 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. They will likely remain a mystery up until carriers start releasing their concrete details. That could be soon.
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.