Though the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were announced back at MWC, Samsung is finally putting its foot down on official availability of the new phones in the U.S.
Well yes of course the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are coming to the U.S., but now we know precisely when, from where, and in what colors and capacities. March 27 is the date for pre-orders in all of the U.S., with the phones officially going on sale just a handful of days later on April 10. Samsung confirms that both the S6 and S6 edge will be available in black, white and gold colors — absent are the special bright blue and green international options — and in 32, 64 and 128GB storage sizes.
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Naturally each carrier will have to announce their specific pricing and availability for both online and in-store purchases, as well as which colors and capacities will be on offer, but we do have a full list of day one retailers in the U.S. T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular are all signed on for both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, as are Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, Sam's Club, Target and Walmart. Popular prepaid carriers Boost Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS will carry just the Galaxy S6.
Although you can only pre-order the phones before April 10, certain stores around the country will actually have the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on display for you to check out before you put down your money — you can see a full list of participating retailers on Samsung's site. Keep on the lookout for individual announcements from each carrier as we get closer to the official sale date in the U.S.
Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge U.S. Pre-Orders Begin March 27; Available Nationwide April 10
Reimagined from the ground up, the next big thing is almost here, delivering Samsung's most powerful smartphone experience
RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — March 26, 2015 — Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung), the No. 1 global smartphone manufacturer, today announced the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in the U.S. beginning April 10, with pre-orders starting March 27. Blending elegant, sophisticated design and high-power performance, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge deliver to consumers and businesses an unmatched mobile experience.
"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."
In the U.S., the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will be available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl and Gold Platinum -- in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB memory options. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge, while Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S 6. Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, Costco Wholesale, Inc., Sam's Club, Target and Walmart will also carry the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge embody the best of form and function – packing incredible performance and features consumers and business users care most about into a beautifully sleek frame.
Premium Materials: A unibody design blends beauty and durability, featuring Corning® Gorilla Glass®an aluminum frame so it's durable enough to withstand everyday life.
Advanced Camera: Intuitive front- and rear-facing cameras allow consumers to snap high-quality photos, no matter the lighting situation, and quickly capture any moment, anywhere.
Battery Management: Power management essentials create peace of mind for users so there is no need to worry about battery life. With built-in wireless charging, users can quickly and conveniently charge their phone on almost any wireless charging platform (charging pad sold separately). Fast Charging gives users up to four hours of battery life with a 10 minute charge and a 50 percent charge in about half an hour. Ultra Power Saving Mode affords users up to 24 hours of talk and text time when the battery is at 10 percent3
Advanced Technology: Equipped with an advanced processor and display, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge elevate productivity and deliver an exceptional entertainment experience.
Business-Ready: With Samsung KNOX, the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge are secure and protected right out of the box. With wide support for MDM partners and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch, IT administrators can simplify deployment and device management.
Dual Edge: The Galaxy S 6 edge breaks the traditional conventions of smartphone design to deliver the world's first dual-edge smartphone. The edge display adds features unique to the curved design, including People Edge and information tickers so users can easily and discreetly view news updates and messaging notifications.
Samsung's Milk Services: Both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge will come preloaded on select carriers* with Samsung's streaming entertainment apps, Milk MusicTM, powered by Slacker, and Milk VideoTM.
Consumers can get an exclusive first look at the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge beginning March 27 at participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular stores in addition to Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy. A list of participating locations is available at www.samsung.com/galaxys6preview.