T-Mobile has already begun shipping out pre-orders for its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, according to an email sent out to earlier buyers. Smartphones could arrive in consumer hands as early as today and should arrive throughout the week, well ahead of the official April 10th retail launch date in the US.
Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will also arrive with a day one 177MB over the air update ready to download. The change-log for update UVU1AOCG suggests a range of bug fixes, performance improvements and a few minor feature enhancements, but doesn’t appear to make any major changes to the software, from a user’s point of view, or to the interface.
Usually we wouldn’t expect carriers to be so quick with the updates, so it’s nice to see T-Mobile and Samsung teaming up to squash bugs before users even have a chance to complain about them. T-Mobile seems determined to nail this launch, as the carrier has also thrown in a one year free subscription to Netflix when customers order the S6 or S6 Edge before April 12th.
If you haven’t pre-ordered yours yet, T-Mobile is offering the Galaxy S6 starting at $679.92 and has contracts ranging from $0 to $199.99 down with 24 monthly payments of around $27.50. The Galaxy S6 Edge is a little more expensive, starting at $779.76 for the 32GB model or upping the contract price to around £32 per month.