T-Mobile Galaxy S6 pre-registration page is live, hints strongly at Galaxy Edge

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For the past couple of weeks, Samsung has been teasing with small hints at its next big thing. For weeks, even months, rumors have been flying around speculating what we might see on the Galaxy S6. Whether that’s the improved camera, metal iPhone-inspired chassis or QHD display. We’ve pretty much heard it all. Even the official invitation seemed to give a slight nod to the rumors of a Galaxy S Edge. Essentially, a smaller version of the Galaxy Note Edge but perhaps with two curved “Edge” displays.

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Rumors of a secondary screen look virtually confirmed now, if T-Mobile’s landing page is anything to go by. Head on over to t-mobile.com/samsung-next-big-thing-is-almost-here and you’ll find the image shown above.

Below the “Six Appeal” placeholder image is the message “Come back on March 1st to learn more about the latest from Samsung and T_Mobile.” As usual you can sign up now to hear more and receive updates when the phone is announced and when it will be available to purchase.

Thankfully we don’t have long to wait until the official announcement is made. I’ll be in Barcelona again this year covering MWC for PhoneDog, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated when all is uncovered. Don’t forget, you can still take part in our poll to let us know whether you’re more excited by the Galaxy S6 or HTC’s next One.

Thanks, Taron.

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  • kev2684

    looks like it has a metal back. i wonder how are they gonna handle antenna placing in this. most metal phones have worse signal than plastics. sammy’s radio is in my experience inferior to LG or Motorola so if they don’t place it right they might have a problem on Sprint and T-Mobile networks (mid-high band networks)

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    • 9to5Slavery

      inferior to Nokia Lumia lines too.

      • eanfoso

        Don’t forget that Nokia Lumia phones also offer offline navigation, in case there’s absolutely no coverage you can look up stuff like restaurants, gas ⛽ stations and such all while being offline.

        • EffortLess

          The same software exists freely for the Samsung Galaxy line. The app is called “Here” by Nokia and can be found in the Google Play Store. It will allow you to download world maps and use them with no data coverage to navigate solely on GPS.

        • eanfoso

          But location apps like city lens and livesight still remain Lumia exclusive

        • eanfoso

          But even then it still misses out on the pretty cool Nokia goodies like city lens and livesight, and of course premium feel compared to holding a phone that feels flimsy, and the best camera phones hands down, all provided by Nokia, bringing smartphones with a 41 Mega Pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, which if you knew about Carl Zeiss they specialize in optics.

    • EffortLess
    • Mr Paul

      I’ve had several Motorola phones in the past decade: A couple feature, and a few Smartphones in the last few years. In terms of their smartphones: I’ve never had a better radio in any of their smartphones for both CDMA and GSM phones than a Samsung or iPhone (4S and on). Even while my cheap Lumia doesn’t seem to pull a signal when it’s relatively weak, it pulls a hell of a lot better readings in normal conditions than my current Motorola, by up to a +5-10 dBm superiority including all other factors like noise. Although the radio in my current Motorola is overall okay; having seen the radios in Samsungs and LGs, I’m surely not getting another Motorola again.

  • Whiskers

    I foresee a lot of screen edges being broken in the future.
    Or people will put a monster cover on it to protect it and the screen edge that wraps over the side will be useless being covered up .

  • benjitek

    Doesn’t look like a phone case-makers will have much luck with :-(

    • monkeybutts

      not with that attitude

  • mreveryphone

    Should I give up my note 4 for the S6 is the real question?

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      The Galaxy Note 4 is definitely the top of the line product. I love my Note 4 nothing else matters I will buy the S6 Edge on May 1st and have em both

      • mreveryphone

        I just got out of a meeting and had to jot down some notes and had no pen and paper… But I had my note 4! What a life saver! Might have to get the S6 along with my note 4!

      • farmer

        If nothing else matters then why would you bother buying the S4. You’re kind of contradicting yourself.

    • HeatFan786

      If you want a smaller screen, no S-Pen, the latest Touchwiz, a better camera, a 64 bit processor, same amount of RAM, a weaker battery, a better fingerprint scanner, etc and can shell out the extra $200-$300, go for it.

      • mreveryphone

        The no s pen part is bothering me…

        • HeatFan786

          Then the Note 4 is the better choice.

    • superg05

      the only thing better than a note 4 is a note edge and a note 5,as well as following descendant devices

  • galaxyNote4isBoss

    It’s pretty much plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period they are Android nothing else matters.

    I’ve enjoyed my Galaxy Note 3 love my Galaxy Note 4 and adore my Gear S these are top of the food chain handsets nothing else compares.

    Last Galaxy S product I’ve had was the Galaxy S3. I will be purchasing the Galaxy S6 Edge on May 1st to add to my collection of Samsung products.

    At the end of the day if you don’t got the cash to be the boss then step to the left while we stomp all over you.

    • mreveryphone

      I can’t lie I strayed and got the G3… Pretty solid phone, but I agree Samsung is the king of Android.

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        No phablet on the market tops the Galaxy Note 4. Everything else is definitely inferior especially the G3.

        Kick that zero to the curb get back your hero it’s a legendary experience Galaxy Note products.

        • Whiskers

          The kool-aid is strong within your vains grasshopper….

        • nycplayboy78

          You stoopid :p

        • Whiskers

          :p

    • Chimphappyhour

      Had my Samsung phones and now I tire of them and their software. Off to bigger and better things.

    • eanfoso

      You speak for yourself, I personally don’t want cheap plastic that feels flimsy, nor an operating system that will download malware from the official store.

      • nycplayboy78

        Ummm they have left the plastic behind it is an all metal casing :p

  • D1Netz

    The S6 will be released in 2 versions possibly, one with double edge, one without edges. Verus makes covers for both.

    http://www.n-tv.de/technik/Galaxy-S6-laesst-die-Muskeln-spielen-article14483861.html

  • D1Netz

    Covers are already designed bei VERUS for both version if they are both released. S6 without edges and a dual edge S6.

  • D1Netz
  • D1Netz

    tried to post link to the pictures of covers and both phones, but up for review.

  • 9to5Slavery

    No one wants it.

    • TheVorlon

      Sure somebody wants it.

      Samsung’s problem now is that anyone who wants a Galaxy phone already has one with little reason to upgrade.

      Also the channel was flooded with the S4 so when the S5 came out, Verizon for example was doing a buy 1 get 1 free promotion to clear the S4 out of inventory. A lot people became new Galaxy owners at that point.

      • kalel33

        They had the HTC One for BOGO at the same time as the S4.

      • monkeybutts

        Verizon was also doing BOGO on the S5 right after it came out though…

      • 9to5Slavery

        I object.

  • monkeybutts

    I’ll have to wait to see the official release of both devices. Some of the rumored HTC designs just look bad. This looks a little better coming straight from the source. Whoever competes best on price will probably sell more.

  • Jose

    Getting kind of tired of the same headline over and over “the next big thing is here”

    Still looking forward to seeing the device though!

  • thatuptowncat37

    not interested….waiting for the Lg G4 and or the Next nexus

  • nycplayboy78

    Even though I have a Galaxy Note Edge I signed up I love my Edge but the Development Community has been lagging in supporting this device…There are only 2 ROMs available for the GNE….SIGH….Hopefully the Development Community will show this device some love the T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge S6 or whatever they will be calling it :)

  • david

    Dropping my Z3 for it. Hope there’s a 64GB version.

    • Mr Paul

      It’s strictly my personal preference, but I’d take any other (known) OEM over a Sony.

      • thepanttherlady

        And I’m looking forward to what the Xperia Z Ultra will bring this year. If the specs are right, I’ll dump my Nexus 6 for it in a heartbeat. :)

        • Analog Spirit

          I almost pulled the trigger on buying an unlocked Xperia Z3 just this past weekend. But I’m deeply concerned about Sony’s uncertain future in the whole mobile industry. As much as I like Sony’s Xperia line, I’d hate to buy one of their phones only for them to exit the market in a year or so, at the rate they’re going. So I decided to hold off and wait and see what Sony’s going to do with their mobile division.

        • Mr Paul

          They have probably the worst track record with support their products. So, if they don’t like the model you buy, it can randomly stop receiving software or hardware support in the future.

          My last Sony mistake was buying a tablet from them in 2012. Zero support when the headphone jack failed in 3 months, Gingerbread, upgradeable to ICS, and unlike everyone else in the industry, no jellybean. Then they deceitfully release an update that locked the bootloader under the guise of “bug fixes and performance enhances” for no reason to make sure you can’t try and help the thing yourself.

          Don’t get me wrong; if anyone liked a Sony product, I can understand why to a certain extent. But the terrible ergonomics, ugly UI and software experience (from my past experiences) and totally unreliable and bipolar nature of Sony with their products turns me off and I’d rather look elsewhere.

        • Analog Spirit

          I don’t mind Sony’s ergonomics, except for the placement of the buttons (I wish they’d put the volume up/down buttons above the power button rather than below it) and get rid of the glass back, which I’ve never liked.

          I found the Z1 and Z2 uncomfortable to hold but they improved the ergonomics on the Z3 enough to where I like the overall feel of it.

          I like their dedicated camera trigger button too and I wish my iPhone 6 had it (I know, I can use the 6’s volume up button as a camera trigger on it, which is what I’ve been doing).

          My biggest concern with Sony is that they might end up doing just like they did with their PC division and the VAIO, and selling their mobile division. I’d hate to spend all that money on a Z3 and then have it get “orphaned” and I’d have no more support for it. That would suck.

        • Mr Paul

          My biggest concern with Sony is that they might end up doing just like they did with their PC division and the VAIO, and selling their mobile division. I’d hate to spend all that money on a Z3 and then have it get “orphaned” and I’d have no more support for it. That would suck.

          It would. That’s the biggest reason why I don’t even try to give them another chance. They’ve already pissed me off, their UI and overlay is not to my taste, and I have no idea where they’re going. Being I’m also put off and done with Motorola, there’s still Samsung, LG, and even HTC. I tend to like Samsung the most. I’ll have to see later this year that’s available.

        • Analog Spirit

          I’m in a “wait and see” mode now too. I at least want to see what’s going to be announced at MWC next week.

        • Mr Paul

          Another Sony Brick. Make sure to wear gloves while using it; you don’t want to hurt your hands.

        • thepanttherlady

          In that I’ve quite enjoyed my previous Sony phones, I don’t anticipate a problem with the next, if there is a next.

        • J.J.

          my first sony phone was a z ultra as a back up. i enjoyed it(amazingly thin) but sold it for a one plus. i think the next z ultra should drop down to 6in and add better camera with flash and i would definitely consider it again.

      • StankyChikin

        As I patiently wait to see what the Z4 has to offer. My next device will probably be Sony.

    • Tylerderk

      The Z4 specs are better.

  • Jay Holm

    Does anyone exist in this world who cares about actual functionality? It’s astonishing so many people care about how a smartphone looks as if their going to date it or have sex with it.

    Most of the comments I will be making on the S6 this coming Sunday will be related to actual functionality.

    • Trevnerdio

      I found the edge on my Note surprisingly useful, moreso than I originally thought it would be.

      • Jay Holm

        Can you share your daily use cases with the edge? When watching video content, YouTube, Netflix, or anything else, the edge part is just black, right, and only the main screen is utilized?

        • Trevnerdio

          That’s correct. The only complaint that I have, which is minor, is that you can’t access the status bar when you orient the phone with the edge side up. It’s easy to access quick things like the flashlight, stopwatch, and ruler. It’s easy to get to the popular apps from any app that you’re on, and you can get quick info from, say, S Health, no matter which screen you’re on.

        • Jay Holm

          Something like the flashlight I think would be better suited for the lockscreen for quicker access.

          I just don’t think I’m sold on the benefits/usefulness of the edge strip. I will likely get the regular S6.

        • Trevnerdio

          Yeah, so you could change that option in the settings, whether you want it there or not. That would be nice.

        • Jay Holm

          What do you keep in your Edge strip area? I tend to use folders on my homescreen, so I’m not really worried about freeing up space on my homescreen.

        • Trevnerdio

          What I still don’t understand is why I can’t put any icon over on the Edge. And you can’t create folders over there. There’s one folder of Google items, but that’s it.

        • Jay Holm

          Yeah, you should be able to put any app over there, and the icon should just resize.

    • Brian Richards

      The edge could be an actual detriment if it messes with case design.

  • Mr Paul

    Time for more carrier site crashes and back orders.

    • Mr Paul = LOSER

      Why do you emboss a Sprint logo within AT&T logo? The two companies are not related in any way. AT&T is a GSM carrier and Sprint is a CDMA carrier. Also, you’re constantly trolling TmoNews…

  • Todd Nelson

    Two things, I hope the minimum storage is 32GB, and the battery life is at least as good as my G2, if so this is my next.

    • I hope they still have micro sd card. I have a doubt this time.

      • Brian Richards

        The 5 does everything it can to screw up the use of the sd card, so I think they are pushing to lose it. “Moving things to the SD Card” just moves them to the virtual SD card that’s still in the main memory. Meaning just pictures and music and a few apps smart enough to know they are being fooled by the os end up on the sd card.

    • Randall Lind

      It has too be at least 32 cause it doesn’t come in 16 and knowing T-mobile they will only carry the 32 model. This is not a big issue due to my 50gb dropbox account I got back with the s4 which carried over to the s5.

  • StankyChikin

    The sight of that stupid home button is burning my eyeballs.. Sammy is still a no go…

    • exactly. it will look no different outside of metal.

  • fuego77

    I don’t understand why people think LG’s serious even comes close to Samsung. Got rid of my S5 for the G3, and got rid of that G3 within 3 weeks. It’s not as smooth as people make it seem. It was OK but I never felt like “I had the best of the best” sold it, and dropped $800+ for the note 4 and its just a BOSS phone hands down. Even though I bought a 64GB Nexus 6 because I couldn’t resist that android lollipop goodness, the note 4 is still top dog. The LG flagship’s are just good phone’s, but they don’t have any flare to them.

    • Mr Paul

      How fluid / stable was the S5 (mainly because I’m considering getting one in the future)? Do you mind comparing it briefly to the G3 and N4? Thanks.

      Yeah, there’s always something missing with LG phones to me; even if it’s a solid mid-range or flagship model. There’s just not enough personality, or flare like you said.

      • fuego77

        I actually like the S5, I’m not in love with it. But it’s actually really smooth. Don’t believe what trolls say on the internet lol. Yeah its bloated but it doesn’t really slow the phone down. On the G3 scrolling through homepages and app pages had an extremely random stutter to it. The random dropped frames happened on my model, my brothers, and my bosses, so I know it wasn’t a faulty device. I the note 4 is an extention of the S5, if u have some extra cash go for it. The screen is absolutely breath taking. Also out of 32GB I only have 7 GB left, my phone is full of music, videos, and apps, and it still runs just as fast as the first day I got it. So yeah its “bloated” with apps u may not use. But it runs smooth as butter, right up there with my nexus 6 and iPad mini.

  • TK – Indy

    The S6 will be more successful than the S5, simply because all the contract people who bought the S4 are ready for their 2 year upgrades. The S4 was a smash hit and its success hurt the S5 sales because S5 not that big an upgrade, and the S4 was a great phone.

    • jim

      well said, same thing, will have paid off my s4 in full in couple of months.

  • “”Whether that’s the improved camera, metal iPhone-inspired chassis or QHD display”” ——— not everything made of metal is inspired by apple.

  • i don’t see two screens from that image. all i see is the same design as the S5, S4 etc. just throwing metal on the thing isn’t some bold innovation.

  • donnybee

    What I’m wondering is if Samsung will start charging more for their phones and if people will be willing to pay it. The only reason they’re (Samsung) afloat still is because they flood the market with their devices. They make next to nothing from them, so either they charge more or sell more. The trend is pointing to the need to charge more as they’ve lost most of their revenue profits.

    I say this because if they can’t make any money, they won’t be developing mobile devices in the same manner pretty soon. I’m an iPhone user, but I’ve used both Samsung and HTC in the past. I have my preference but I know competition is good to have around. Hopefully Samsung gets out of the race to the bottom of the Android pile and starts charging more for their devices so they can stick around. Only problem is – if the S6 did cost more, would you still buy it or go for one of the other cheap Androids? The Android market is in a toxic state right now. Here’s to hoping Samsung can do something about it with the Samsung fans here.

    • dennis herron

      Android is 82% of the mobile market and rising LMFAO… android is not toxic.

      • donnybee

        The race to the bottom doesn’t ensure a non-toxic environment for manufacturers. Manufacturers are constantly undercut by competitors willing to sell in cheaper, and if all you’re going by is market share, you’re playing the game of “sure no manufacturer makes much money on each device, but they flood the market, so it’s fine.” Tell me what exactly happens when everyone is sick of that manufacturer’s constant flooding.. You can reference Samsung’s last 5-6 quarters of you need some insight.

        Android doesn’t compete in the high-end. It’s all about who is willing to make less on each handset in order to sell it cheaper. And Android consumers only care about the spec sheet rather than the experience as a whole, so it will suffer this fate as long as hardware internals become cheaper and more manufacturers can satisfy that spec sheet to sell the market on the phone they profit next to nothing on.

        • dennis herron

          … And you are one of those individuals who think Android and the mobile market only exists in the US! What you described is called capitalism/healthy competition. One rises, another falls. Guess what? They will still use the cheaper OS regardless. You seem to forget who manufactures all these parts. That’s right… The same people who live in this so called toxic environment. I suppose, according to your theory, when people get sick of the flooding, they will jump ship to the other business model… Apple. The expensive company. We all have that luxury lol. Besides, Apple is tied to its manufacturers and relies on the elitism business model. That never has and never will be the way to dominate a market. Sure it will make them rich, but it will never be able to take over the 80% share of those who can’t afford it or are a little bit smarter than the average person to know apple is a farse of simplicity. So you may think its toxic, but it will never go away, even if people get sick of it because there is no alternative.

        • donnybee

          Actually, I was, and have been, referring to the global market. Look everywhere, android OEMs have been losing ground. Is it detrimental? Not yet. Android still holds the top spot for marketshare. But the facts are that most of that marketshare is due to cheaper phones now more than ever. When I said Android doesn’t compete in the high-end market, it was factually speaking based off the global market. Companies like Blu and Xiaomi are putting pressure on Android OEMs to reduce their prices. Since you can get Android, the same Android you see on higher end devices, on low end models, what persuasion or selling incentives do consumers have to spend more for a near-identical experience?

          Now, I can agree that high-end Android models are obviously better than cheaper ones, but to the average consumer it’s the same. In fact, the vast majority of Android’s marketshare is comprised of cheap and low-end handsets. In this scenario the OS wins and the manufacturers lose. They really do get the short end of the stick. And more often than not, when you crunch the numbers, these manufacturers make so little on each device sold that they really do need to flood the market to see returns because in today’s world, there’s always someone willing to do it differently. Yes, it’s competition. Yes, that benefits end users due to lower prices. But it doesn’t help the handset makers. I never said Android was going anywhere.. What I said, factually, was that Android doesn’t compete in the high-end due to increased adoption and market flooding on the low-end. Why would I spend a normal amount for a certain device when I can spend so much less for one with the same version OS, and a very similar spec sheet? This is what is referred to as “the race to the bottom” in the Android space. This is a global phenomenon.

        • bobbyminix

          How much is the galaxy s6

        • Shaggy Sloan

          apple troll

        • donnybee

          Or educated user of all mobile platforms. Whatever we’re called these days..

  • jim

    i will wait for galaxy s7 that will have 6 GB ram, 40 MP camera, built in FM that doesn’t require headphone, front speakers and water proof