An unidentified source who works for one of the major US carriers has reported to Phone Arena (source link below) information that the new Samsung Galaxy S6 will make its US debut on April 11. A Samsung sales rep working out of the Greater Midwest area told him that the Galaxy S6 would launch on Saturday, April 11 – a strange day for the new smartphone to debut, so take it for what you will.
This launch will be on all networks in the US at once and their tipster told them that the Samsung reps are making their way around the country at retail outlets doing demos and training on the new devices. As far as the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Samsung reps told him that it will be launched in a “limited capacity,” much like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge’s debut. This could lend credence to the rumors that Samsung is having trouble securing enough of the curved displays.
Pre-orders for the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are said to be about 20 million already and many carriers, such as Verizon, have not even begun taking pre-orders – Verizon is set to start taking them April 1 for both models. So far, it has been about 15 million for the standard Galaxy S6 and roughly 5 million for the premium Galaxy S6 Edge. The feedback continues to be positive from the first hands on at the MWC and with the tech world in general. Samsung expects to mount its usual aggressive advertising campaign and offer incentives when the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are launched. Citibank analyst, Henry H Kim, sent out a report that Samsung might ship 46 million Galaxy S6 devices by the end of 2015 – exactly what Samsung needs to spruce up their bottom line and possibly regain their title for world’s number one smartphone manufacturer.
April 11 is only four weeks away, and it seems like we learn more and more each passing day about Samsung’s newest flagship. Soon the review units will be out and the critics can put it through its paces to see how it stacks up against the competition, but more importantly, against the Galaxy S5 it is replacing. Did Samsung do enough to make the Galaxy S6 a worthy successor and go far enough to silence its critics? From our hands-on experience at MWC, it certainly looks like they did and now make us look forward to the next Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note Edge 2 – are we ever satisfied?