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After all the hype, hoopla, and anticipation, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are finally here! Well, they will be shortly, depending on when you read this -- Samsung's new flagship phones will go on sale in the U.S. today at 12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific. To celebrate the occasion, Samsung is holding "S Carpet" events at its flagship stores around the world.If you live in the U.S. and want to take part in the festivities (and perhaps win a prize), you can head over to the Samsung Galaxy Studio in SoHo, New York. Up in Canada, the S Carpet event will take place at the Samsung Electronics Store on Kingsway Drive in Vancouver.This is a big moment for Samsung. After see profits dip... Read more...
Samsung announced the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in early March, and the smartphones are scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. this week. Despite the fact that the Galaxy S6 Edge is billed as Samsung’s ultimate flagship, most reviewers have cautioned potential customers to skip it entirely as its curved display is more gimmicky than useful and its $100 price premium is a bit much to swallow. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, it doesn’t appear that customers are listening to reviewers. Instead, Samsung is facing shortages of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The immense demand coupled with the difficulty in producing the display — which curves on both the left- and right-hand side — makes for... Read more...
The next few quarters will be extremely telling for Samsung and its effort to turn around its mobile business. What the top dogs in charge are most interesting in finding out is whether or not the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, due out this Friday, have the moxie to push Samsung's mobile profits in a positive direction. So far, the signs are promising. Reviews around the web are mostly positive, and pre-order figures look solid for Samsung's flagship handsets. As the company's mobile marketing boss Lee Young-hee told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, the new handsets are "more design-focused than function-driven," and that decision has sparked renewed... Read more...
Samsung discovered that the not-so-secret formula to reviving interest in its Galaxy line of handsets was to ditch the chintzy plastic construction and roll with a premium design consisting of metal and glass. As a result, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have racked up impressive pre-sale figures, though there are tradoffs to the premium design, several of which are underscored during a teardown analysis. The folks at iFixIt got their mitts on a Galaxy S6 Edge and immediately began performing electronic surgery. Right off the bat, they found that their usually reliable slim picks had unusual trouble with the edges of the glass. It took quite a bit of patience and lots of help from the company's... Read more...
SquareTrade raised more than a few eyebrows last week when it posted a video showing a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cracking under pressure during its torture tests. SquareTrade applied force to the center of the display, and began recording how much pressure was required to bend the device (110 pounds). The Galaxy S6 Edge’s display also cracked at 110 pounds (while still remaining functional) and the device gave out completely at 149 pounds of pressure. As someone who doesn’t put my smartphone in my back pocket (it always stays in my right, front pants pocket), I don’t really pay much attention to such tests, and consider them mere fodder for fanboy wars. Samsung, on the other hand, is downright irate... Read more...
Apple took a lot of heat over complaints that its iPhone 6 and especially iPhone 6 Plus devices were prone to bending, even from just storing them in pockets as normal. The situation became known as "bendgate" and Samsung wasted little time capitalizing on the situation, but was it a case of the pot calling the kettle black? A durability test conducted by insurance firm Square Trade reveals that Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge bends just as easily as Apple's newer iPhone models, and breaks entirely under less pressure. Square Trade revisited tests it ran during bendgate, this time focusing on three handsets -- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC's One M9. Each device was put in... Read more...
Things are starting to look up for Samsung after launching its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones to much fanfare. Ditching the plastic chassis that had been a staple of prior Galaxy phones and switching to a premium metal and glass design proved popular, both in terms of pre-order numbers and projected sales. And just like that, the gloom and doom talk has dissipated. According to Reuters, investors are confident that Samsung's new flagship handsets will see strong sales throughout the year. Putting their money where their mouths are at, shares of Samsung have skyrocketed to the highest they've been in more than 21 months. That includes an 8.6 percent... Read more...
Samsung isn’t about to let HTC hog the spotlight today with the announcement of One M9 availability in the U.S. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Samsung is now announcing that its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will both be available for pre-order starting tomorrow -- the smartphones will be available in brick and mortar locations beginning April 10. Like HTC, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available on all four major U.S. carriers (although Samsung has also added in U.S. Cellular). Samsung is also blanketing the retail space as both smartphones will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart. “We have completely reimagined the Galaxy experience... Read more...
If you’re looking to purchase a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 (and it appears that many are looking to take the plunge), T-Mobile CEO John Legere has just announced a deal that may just be too good to pass up. Legere took to Twitter today to announce that if you purchase a Galaxy S6 though T-Mobile, you will receive a free year of Netflix. Netflix Standard costs $8.99 per month, so T-Mobile would be throwing in a value-add worth just over $100. Once you throw in other “Un-carrier” initiatives like Data Stash, unlimited 4G LTE data, and Un-contract (which locks in rates for life), T-Mobile is really looking to stick it to the big guys — namely AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Although we don’t have... Read more...
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones earlier this month, the electronics giant confirmed previous speculation that it would preinstall a bundle of Microsoft apps. Both flagship smartphones will come with OneNote, OneDrive (complete with 100GB of storage, free for two years), and Skype already installed fresh out of the box. Samsung announced today that it is expanding its partnership with Microsoft and will preinstall its apps on “select” Android tablets. In addition to the apps that are preinstalled on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung tablets will come with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint starting in the first half of 2015. Samsung will also offer... Read more...
More heads among top level executives were surely going to roll if Samsung botched its Galaxy S6 launch and ended up with unsold inventory like it did with the Galaxy S5, but luckily for mobile boss J.K. Shin and company, sales have jumped out to a quick start. It was reportedly earlier that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge combined for over 20 million pre-orders, and now it's estimated the premium duo will notch more than 55 million unit sales by the end of the year.That's coming from the latest report by DRAMeXchange. In it, the outfit revised its outlook upwards by over 20 percent after witnessing the early success and high praise Samsung's flagship phones have been receiving, much of which is centered... Read more...
Just weeks ago, Samsung was freezing salaries amid falling profits and handing out pink slips to high level executives, all while trying to figure out what to do with stacks of unsold Galaxy S5 handsets. There was a sense of fear and uncertainty among employees as Samsung readied to hit the reset button, but through it all, the company never lost faith in its mobile boss J.K. Shin. Now it's paying off as the South Korean handset maker increases production on its recently announced Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.Samsung redesigned its flagship phone, ditching the plastic construction that had become a staple of the Galaxy line and going with a premium metal and glass motif. Though doing so... Read more...
Samsung president J.K. Shin was under the gun to launch a flagship phone that would fare better than the Galaxy S5, and it looks like he's done it. Between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, it's being reported that Samsung has received around 20 million pre-orders since announcing the new handsets at Mobile World Congress last week. Citing an unnamed top executive at a leading carrier in Europe, The Korea Times says that 15 million of those pre-orders belong to the Galaxy S6 and 5 million to the Galaxy S6 Edge from various mobile carriers. Collectively, that's a record for Samsung and an early indicator that it made the right decision to revamp the design, even... Read more...
“The Next Big Thing” will soon be upon us. Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge over the weekend and many buyers are eager to get their hands on the new flagship smartphones. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, we now know when pre-orders for both smartphone will open up on April Fool’s Day. The global launch for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is officially earmarked for April 10, so the April 1 pre-order date matches up nicely with Samsung’s launch window. As for pricing, T-Mobile revealed yesterday that the retail price for the Galaxy S6 (32GB) is a steep $699. If that pricing holds up, 64GB and 128GB models would ring up at $799 and $899 respectively. And if Galaxy... Read more...
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