On Friday, March 20th, Samsung will officially begin pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge in the UK. Samsung has stated that Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, Three, EE and O2 will be offering the two smartphones up for pre-order on Friday. Additionally, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB configurations. As far as colors go, we've got White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. So far there's no word on pricing of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge over in the UK, but we should learn more about that on Friday when pre-orders get underway. Samsung is also giving those in the UK an incentive to pre-order. Those that pre-order either the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, will be able to pick up their brand new smartphone a day earlier, on April 9th.
"The response to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices has been overwhelming, the entirely redefined smartphones offer consumers what's next in mobility," said Conor Pierce, Vice President IT & Mobile at Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. "At Samsung, we don't talk about what might be possible tomorrow, we make it happen today and that's why we're bringing people new technology faster than anybody else."
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both beautiful devices, made of glass and aluminum. They both feature the Exynos 7420 octa-core processor inside, along with 3GB of RAM, and a 5.1-inch display. Which is a QHD on both models. We're also looking at a 16MP camera that is said to take pretty amazing shots. While we did get hands on at Mobile World Congress earlier this month, we didn't get extensive hands on to see how well the camera shot. But from our time with it, it appeared to perform quite well.
We should be getting word from other parts of the world very shortly about pre-orders. Here in the US, Verizon has already stated that they will be offering the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10th, which was a bit surprising to many people.