Samsung unveiled its latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, this past Sunday to much fanfare. Unlike the lackluster launch of the Galaxy S5 just over a year ago, the tech press and consumers alike seem to be excited about these two smartphone offerings. Both bring premium metal and glass construction, a 5.1” QHD display, an octa-core Exynos 7 processor with 3GB of RAM, wireless charging, LTE Cat 6, and up to 128GB of internal storage.
While we learned all the juicy technical details for both smartphones, we were left completely in the dark with regards to pricing. However, a new contest that has popped up on T-Mobile’s website (and was first spotted by Android Central) tips us off that the Galaxy S6 will have off-contract pricing starting at $699.
We’re going to assume that the $699 pricing is for the base 32GB model, which would put it $100 more expensive than the 32GB HTC One M9. If the $100 storage tiers hold firm, that would put the 64GB and 128GB models at $799 and $899 respectively. For comparison, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has off-contract pricing of $649, $749, and $849 respectively for 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB models. However, the iPhone 6 doesn’t boast nearly the same high-end features as found on the Galaxy S6 since it’s saddled with a 1334x750 display, 1GB of RAM, LTE Cat 4, and doesn’t incorporate wireless charging.
If you’re looking to score a Galaxy S6 Edge instead, we reckon that you’ll have to tack on additional $100 at each storage tier. That makes for a pricey smartphone, but the pricing definitely isn’t unprecedented as Motorola has been insistent on pointing out to us all.
For those that want to take part in the contest, you can enter to win right on T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge microsite. The grand prize consists of a 55” Curved Smart TV, a Galaxy S 6 device, a Galaxy Tab S, a Galaxy Gear S, a wireless charging mat, a Galaxy Gear Circle, and a Samsung sound bar with wireless subwoofer.