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Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 EDGE UK Release Date and Prices: Networks. Tariffs. Deals.

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Samsung confirmed both handsets would be available for April 10, but was –– as per usual –– very quiet on pricing details. The company did confirm the Galaxy S6 EDGE would cost more than the Galaxy S6 model (just as the Note EDGE costs more than the Galaxy Note 4) but it did not clarify by how much. Rumours prior to launch suggested a $1000 price tag for the top of the line model, though this has not been officially confirmed as yet. 

Thankfully, we’ve now had word from Sam Mobile about how Samsung will price both models in the US. According to the leaked details, the Galaxy S6 will be priced at €699 for the 32GB variant, €799 for the 64GB version, and €899 for the top-end 128GB model. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 Edge will cost €150 more than the standard Galaxy S6 for the 32, 64 and 128GB models – €849, €949, and €1049. Those are steep price tags for sure, but given the revolution these two devices bring to Samsung’s smartphone lineup and the hardware that’s on offer (especially on the S6 Edge), we can’t say we are too surprised that buying them won’t be an affordable affair.

“The S6 and the S6 Edge are ‘more design-focused than function-driven,’ Samsung mobile marketing chief Lee Young-hee said in a recent interview, underscoring Samsung’s bid to take on Apple, the gold standard among design-minded smartphone buyers,” reports the WSJ. “Many analysts think that the S6 Edge could outsell the regular S6, assuming production isn’t interrupted by any supply-chain issues. The S6 Edge uses a highly sophisticated manufacturing process to get its curved screen effect.”

Samsung has now updated its website with some pricing details as you’re now able to pre-order a selection of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 options. So far we have a pre-order price of £599.99 for the Galaxy S6 base 32GB model, while the 64GB and 128GB options have not yet had prices disclosed. For the Galaxy S6 Edge the base model is 64GB and costs  £760 to pre-order, the upper-tier 128GB model is not yet available and has no pricing info yet either. The site lists a shipping date of April 10 for the Galaxy S6 and April 24 for the Galaxy S6 Edge.

However, several UK networks have now also announced their pre-order pricing details and tariff options.

Vodafone

“Customers who pre-order either device on a Vodafone Red L, XL, or XXL price plan will receive a free Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and phone case – and customers who opt for the Vodafone Red L price plan will also receive £5 off their monthly tariff when they trade in their old Samsung phone,” Vodafone revealed in a press release.

“The Galaxy S6 is available for £48.50 per month, and the Galaxy S6 edge is available for £53.50 per month on a Vodafone Red 4 L price plan, including unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 7GB of data – you can also enjoy free access to Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV, or aNOW TV Entertainment Pass as part of Vodafone’s Ultimate 4G Entertainment Package.”

O2

O2 has announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available as part of its O2 Refresh tariff range:

“The Samsung Galaxy S6 is available to pre-order at a range of O2 Refresh price points, including £38 per month for the 32GB variant with unlimited minutes, texts and 2GB data, whilst the Galaxy S6 edge 64GB variant can also be ordered at a range of O2 Refresh prices including £48 per month for unlimited minutes, texts and 2GB data with a £99.99 upfront cost.

All pricing above is current until O2 announces new tariffs on 26 March. Updated tariffs will be available on O2’s site from 26 March. Customers who pre-order one of the three phones in store will need to pay a £49.99 deposit and will be able to choose one of O2’s new tariffs when they collect their phone.”

Tesco Mobile

Tesco uses O2’s network but provides its own competetive price packages:

Special launch tariffs come with Double Data for just £36 per month with no up-front cost

·      All tariffs include 4G at no extra cost

·      Customers on an Anytime Upgrade contract will be able to upgrade their phone at any time

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available from Tesco Mobile from just £36 per month with no up-front cost from 10th April, although existing and new customers can register their interest online now.

The network has set up a special Double Data promotion until 21st May for the Samsung Galaxy S6. For £36 per month customers can take advantage of 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and 2GB of data. As ever on Tesco Mobile, 4G comes at no extra cost. 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will also be available on a special Double Data promotion until 21st May. For just £43.50 per month customers will receive the handset along with 1000 minutes, 5000 text and 2GB of data.”

EE

EE revealed its pricing details in a press release.

“From today, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are available to pre-order on a range of 4GEE price plans via the EE online shop, telesales and through EE retail stores.”

“The 32GB Galaxy S6 on EE is just £49.99 on a £43.49 a month, 24 month 4GEE Extra plan which comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of mobile data a month, and the 64GB Galaxy S6 edge is just £49.99 on a £53.49 a month, 24 month plan which comes with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 20GB of mobile data a month.”

“4GEE Extra plans give people access to the UK’s fastest 4G speeds, have inclusive calls and texts in the EU, and inclusive calls to 0800 numbers as part of the package.”

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets purchased through EE direct channels to feature WiFi Calling
  • Those who pre-order the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from EE, and buy a Samsung Wireless charger will receive a voucher for £20 off selected official Samsung branded cases
  • For a limited time EE is offering a great value SIM Only plan starting from just £8 a month for those who want to hand their old device on to a friend or family member

Read on to find out how the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 EDGE look, feel and perform in practice.

Three

Three has now revealed its pricing details for tariff deals.

“Pricing for both handsets are below and all 24 month contracts on Three include added benefits such as being able to use your phone abroad at no extra cost in 16 countries. Plus by the time the device is available, Three will have added both Spain and New Zealand to this list.”

Samsung Galaxy S6 (64GB) – upfront cost £49 on 24 month contract

Data

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Monthly cost

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£51

2GB

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£46

1GB

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£43

Samsung Galaxy S6 (32GB) – upfront cost £49 on 24 month contract

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£47

2GB

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£42

1GB

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£39

Samsung Galaxy edge (64GB) – upfront cost £49 on 24 month contract

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£55

2GB

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£50

1GB

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£48

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