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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Available Via NTT DoCoMo As LTE-A Supported Variant

April 8, 2015 - Written By John Anon

Back on March 1st, Samsung introduced their latest flagship device the Samsung Galaxy S6. Alongside the latest Galaxy S offering, Samsung also unveiled an Edge version, in the form of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The two devices were very warmly welcomed due to their touting of premium specs, coupled with a complete redesign of the exterior of the device, which included Gorilla Glass on both sides and all jointed with a metal framing. Overall, the devices, looked good, had the specs to suggest they would perform well and therefore, seemed to immediately confirm public approval.

Following on, the onslaught of carriers announcing their intention to carry and sell the two devices began. This also was followed by all the major U.S. carriers opening their pre-orders for both devices, ahead of their scheduled April 10th global release date. Not to mention, reports of some carriers already fulfilling those orders and customers already in receipt of their devices. Well, for those based in Japan, one of the largest Japanese carriers, NTT DoCoMo has today announced that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have now opened. Interestingly, the variant on offer in Japan will come equipped with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), which through carrier aggravation can essentially offer data speeds of up to 225 Mbps. Well over double what is theoretically the current upper limit in the U.S. This is not too suprising tough, as NTT DoCoMo had announced only a few weeks ago, the start of their LTE-A network coverage in Japan. As such, the Galaxy Edge will immediately be able to take advantage of the advanced LTE on offer.

Other than the inclusion of the LTE-A, all other specifications and features of the NTT DoCoMo variant remains the same as elsewhere. For those interesting in pre-ordering, the device is expected to begin shipping from April 23rd. Not to mention, that NTT DoCoMo are looking to sweeter the prospect of ordering the Galaxy S6 Edge through them, by also offering a free wireless charging pad. Although, this is not specifically an NTT DoCoMo only offer, as is similar to what is also being offered in other regions and countries for those who pre-order the latest Samsung flagship device.