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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB Variants Offer Roughly 23GB Of Available Internal Storage

March 26, 2015 - Written By John Anon

When Samsung unveiled their latest flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the reception seemed to be of a good one. Before the release of the devices, there had been some debate as to whether Samsung were making enough moves to cement their position as the largest android smartphone maker. Not to mention the pressure was on from the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. However the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge did seem to answer those critics.

That said, there were a few issues which seemed to worry potential customers and buyers of the latest Samsung devices. The first was the idea of a non-removable battery, which is a step away from what is normally seen for the Galaxy range of devices. The second was the absence of a microSD card slot. And the third was the level of bloatware. This last factor seems to be raging in debate at the moment as to whether pre-installed apps can be removed. In terms of the lack of a memory card slot, Samsung did try to combat this by offering three levels of storage to customers, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Well, the latest on this particular front is that in terms of the 32GB storage option, users will only have about 23GB of free storage. The rest is made up of all the pre-installed offerings. To be fair, this is including those which Google throw in once the device has installed all the GApps pieces. Of course, it is also worth pointing out that this is not too dissimilar from what is noted on most other manufacturer’s devices and as such, Samsung are not doing anything out of the ordinary. However, as the debate as to whether Samsung should’ve included MicroSD cards on their latest devices continues, it might be worth those who are thinking about buying a Galaxy S6 (and especially the 32GB option) just how much storage they are likely to see. Not to mention, this is also likely to vary somewhat (both up and down) depending on region and carriers. AT&T are infamous for installing quite a lot of bloatware on their offering. To put the current information into perspective, the device noted with 23GB storage was a T-Mobile variant.