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Report: Samsung launching the Galaxy S6 in Mid-April, for India at least
Given the disappointing year Samsung had in 2014, it’s safe to say there is a lot riding on the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge. With leaks and rumors flowing in at a constant rate, the official March 1st unveiling can’t come soon enough. With any product release however, it’s one thing to announce what you’re offering, but another issue entirely to begin selling it; just look at the original Surface, for example. Thankfully, the wait for Android’s biggest flagship release might not be such a long-term affair.
The Galaxy S6 may reportedly launch in India around the second week of April.
According to a leak reported by the English-language, Indian news site IBN Live, the Galaxy S6 will launch in India around the second week of April, possibly on a weekend. The unnamed source also indicated that the phone will be available for pre-order beginning mid-March. Of interest here is that only the Galaxy S6 is made reference to, not the Edge counterpart. While nothing has been confirmed, this would lend further credibility to the belief that the curved variant will in fact, see a staggered launch much like what Samsung did with the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge last fall.
While the details of the Galaxy S6 are more-or-less becoming transparent, the nature of the Galaxy S Edge itself is shrouded in mystery: will it be a limited-run item? Will it be cost prohibitive? Will it contain new or extra features not present on the standard model? Thankfully, we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to get answers.
Those waiting for the Galaxy S6 may be relieved to hear of an April release date, at least providing this report is accurate. India is a very big market for Samsung, and a market that is facing increased presence from cheaper, more aggressive Chinese rivals. Given that US carriers like T-Mobile have already started priming their customers for the next big thing, it is certainly possible that an American launch (and hopefully a European launch too) will take place around the same time frame. Of course, nothing is official until it comes directly from Samsung.