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Samsung may have pulled 128GB Galaxy S6 / Edge in India
Samsung has reportedly pulled the 128GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models from sale in India, leaving customers with 32GB or 64GB as the available storage options. This is similar to the storage options available in Japan – where the 128GB model was not offered – and at launch in Korea, where Samsung didn’t offer the larger options.
According to the company’s Indian website, both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are no longer being offered with the biggest storage option but at present, the company’s other online stores – in the UK, Canada and Singapore – all still list the larger storage option. It’s unknown whether these markets will also see the 128GB models pulled from sale but with the 32GB options less widely available in the UK at least, it seems unlikely that the UK will follow suit (although others may yet do so).
The decision to pull the larger storage options from India is certainly interesting as the key feature that neither handset offers is expandable storage, meaning users are limited to the internal storage. One possible reason that Samsung pulled the storage options from sale may be poor sales as the handsets were higher priced than all the competition: the 128GB Galaxy S6 cost Rs. 61,900 (approx $970) while the curved variant was even higher priced at Rs. 70,900 ($1110).
Another possible reason for pulling the handsets could be that Samsung needs the larger storage for its upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handsets that are expected to launch on August 13 next month. Samsung uses the much-faster UFS internal storage standard in its handsets and if the Korean manufacturer does pull the storage option from sale in more markets, it may be because the company wants the components for the upcoming handsets.
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All of this is a bit of speculation as to why Samsung decided to pull the storage options from sale but at present, it looks like it may be limited to just India (although the handsets are highly priced in other countries also). Have you noticed the options are no longer available in your country as well? Let us know in the comments below!