Two weeks ago, a couple of the highest-profile smartphone brands around welcome the latest iterations of their flagship lineups, as HTC and Samsung launched the One M9 and Galaxy S6, respectively (with Samsung doing double duty and also bringing along the S6 Edge). And as fantastic as it was to finally put all the rumors behind and see these handsets go official, we know that a lot of you just won’t be satisfied until you actually have the phones in your hands. So when can you expect that to happen? If you’re in the US, carriers have certainly confirmed their intentions to sell these models, but we haven’t heard a lot in the way of specific dates. There’s still little official data, but we start off this week picking up some new insight into just how these phones might arrive in the US.
Let’s start with Samsung: we know that the GS6 makes its global debut on April 10. Now a source claims that in the US that means that carriers will start sales one day later, on April 11. The Saturday date’s a little unusual for a smartphone retail debut, but not outside the realm of possibility. This source also states that the S6 Edge will be around in only a “limited capacity.”
As for the HTC One M9, this new info is a lot more official, but also much less specific. HTC’s Jason Mackenzie tweeted this morning that his company has “a BIG announcement for US customers on Wednesday,” followed by a One M9 hashtag. Now, that could be anything from a contest, to announcement of a One M9 bundle, but we have to at least consider the possibility that it could involve news regarding specifics for the start of One M9 sales themselves. We’ll know in just a couple more days.