The excitement caused by the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is still lingering around months after the new dual flagships launched in April. Word this morning is that Samsung will sell about 45 million of the devices by the end of this year and, of course, sales will continue the first few months into the following year. T-Mobile’s announcement this morning will help move those sales along as it is giving away a FREE memory upgrade, which has to be one of the hottest deals to start off the summer. New and existing T-Mobile customers are eligible to take advantage of the free memory upgrade.
Although T-Mobile could always extend the promotion, for now it is running from Wednesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 27. You can pick up a 64GB Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for the price of a 32GB model – that is an $80 savings with $0 down. You can even “GO BIG” and pick up a 128GB model at the price of a 64GB model, and save yourself $100…all for just $99 down. This great deal is available online or in the store starting Wednesday, so act fast as it will be here and gone before your know it.
As you know, Samsung made some major design changes with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, one of which was the removal of the microSD Card slot to add cheap additional internal memory. Samsung used their new UFS 2.0 Flash memory, which is much faster than the older eMMC design – USF 2.0 has speeds up to 725MB per second while the best eMMC 5.1 can only reach peak read speeds of 250MG per second and write speeds of 125MB per second. UFS 2.0 also allows simultaneous reading and writing, which makes for a smooth and quick experience. Samsung did not believe that the microSD cards could ‘keep up’ with this speed and it would create a bottleneck in the flow speed of the information. So Samsung decided to go the iPhone route and offer only a non-expandable memory option of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB – after all, it has worked for them all of these years with no real complaints. However, Samsung buyers were used to the idea of expandable memory, so they were not too happy about the decision…at least T-Mobile’s free upgrade offer can help soften the blow.