What will you have to pay for a Galaxy S6 or GS6 Edge?
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders are hitting the US tomorrow, and carriers are lining up to start taking their shot at selling you Samsung’s hot new flagships. With the design of this year’s models, Samsung’s gone all out to present these phones as premium products, doing away with plastics in favor of a metal frame. Between the materials going in to making up the phone’s body, the detailed quad HD display, and the powerful silicon within, it’s understandable that the GS6 and GS6 Edge will find themselves selling for a pretty penny, but just how much will they end up costing? As carriers prep for those pre-order to kick off, we’re getting the specifics, and no matter which way you slice it, the answer looks like it’s going to be “a lot.”
Without subsidies to muddy the waters, T-Mobile’s pricing is a good place to look for a general sense of what to expect, and luckily for us, the carrier has already shared full details on what it’s asking for various GS6 and GS6 Edge configurations.
For the standard Galaxy S6, T-Mobile intends to charge just about $680, $760, and $860 for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models, respectively.
The Galaxy S6 Edge will demand a $100 premium on top of those prices, with its own 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB editions selling for nearly $780, $860, and $960.
That’s pretty ambitious for mass-market smartphone pricing, with the GS6 and GS6 Edge coming in higher than even the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Then again, Samsung’s 32GB options cost about the same as Apple’s 16GB handsets, giving the GS6 a slight benefit there.
Is it all just too much? Do freebies like that Netflix-for-a-year deal help soften the blow? More to the point, will you be getting your pre-order in tomorrow?