We’re here at MWC 2015, where Samsung has just taken the wraps off of its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets. Samsung has gone back to the drawing board with these two devices in terms of build quality and software. Both devices now feature a glass front and back panel surrounded by a premium-feeling aluminum edge.
Other specifications include a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with an impressive pixel density of 577ppi. It has a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor backed by 3GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB internal storage options and no MicroSD card expansion this time around. It also features a non-removable 2550mAh battery (2600mAh for the S6 Edge), a 16MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy S6 will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and a Blue Topaz color, and the S6 Edge will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Gold Platinum and Green Emerald. We went hands-on with both devices, and you can head here to see our hands-on with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
So, are you wondering where you can find one of these devices out in the wild? We’ll help you out. The Samsung press release tells us that the device will be available sometime in Spring 2015, though no exact launch date is confirmed quite yet. Here’s what we know so far:
United States availability
A few carriers in the US have announced that they’ll eventually carry both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Specifically, those carriers include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Cricket Wireless likely sometime between April and June. Specific pricing and availability dates have yet to be unveiled for these carriers, though US Cellular and Sprint have both confirmed the phone will arrive to their networks sometime in April and it’s pretty likely this month target will apply to all US carriers getting the device.
UK mobile carrier Vodafone UK and retailer Carphone Warehouse have announced that they will carry the two handsets, though we don’t have any specifics on these carriers, either.
Canadian carrier TELUS has just announced that it will open up pre0orders for the the Galaxy S6 on March 5th. The carrier didn’t mention if it would carry the Galaxy S6 Edge or not, so we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will also be available at a number of online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy (online and in-store), Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart and Target.
Know any others?
That’s all the regions and carriers we know so far, but will keep updating as we learn more. Have any carrier ideas specific to your region that we didn’t mention? Please let us know in the comments.