Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature premium materials, high-end specs

Following months of rumors and leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are now official.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature designs that the company says are “entirely redefined.” It’s been known for having plastic-y hardware in the past, but Samsung is looking to change things up with its new flagships. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have Gorilla Glass 4 on either side of their bodies as well as metal outer edges.

 

 

In terms of straight-up specs, both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have 5.1-inch 2560×1440 displays, octa-core Exynos processors, 3GB of RAM, and 32/64/128GB of storage. Unfortunately for microSD lovers, it appears that Samsung has opted not to include a memory card slot in its new flagships.

Both new phones have 16-megapixel rear cameras with optical image stabilization and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Diving back inside the phone, we find NFC and MST technologies for Samsung Pay mobile payments, Qi and PMA wireless charging, fast-charge technology, and IR blasters. One spec that is different between the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge is battery capacity: the Galaxy S6’s is 2550mAh, while the Galaxy S6 edge’s is 2600mAh.

Samsung says that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will begin rolling out on April 10, and both models are expected to launch at T-Mobile. The Galaxy S6 will be released in White Peal, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz color options, while the Galaxy S6 edge will be available in Green Emerald as well.

Source: Samsung, T-Mobile

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  • Luis Torres

    i was more impressed with the s6 than the HTC m9. lets see what the G4 brings or the Z4 then ill decide my next phone. But as of now S6 is calling for my wallet

    • KingofPing

      I like the looks of the S6 Edge better, but I will probably stick with the M8 I am currently using.

      Maybe next year…

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    S6 is a disappointment for sure. Edge definitely has the looks.

  • Jay Holm

    Attn T-Mobile: Pleeeeease carry a white 128GB standard S6,…pleeeeeease!!!!!!!!!

    • MastarPete

      If you pause it at 1:17 they list the memory configurations. Considering that’s pretty much an official video, I’d say the odds are very high they’ll be offering the 128gb.

      • Jay Holm

        I know there will be a 128GB version, but will T-Mobile offer it is specifically what I want to know.

        I will have to put down a lot of $ in order to keep my monthly EIP at a somewhat decent amount.

        • Adrayven

          Yeees.. just not in-store.. online order only

        • Jay Holm

          Are you a T-Mobile employee?

        • MastarPete

          Do you not know who Des is? Once you understand who he is you should take the listing of 128gb at the 1:17 mark to be about as close to official as you can get.

          When I reached out to @AskDes on twitter last year about the availability of a S5 32gb he pretty much said Samsung was completely withholding it from the US. Sure enough it never arrived on any carrier.

        • Jay Holm

          ….wrong comment

        • Jay Holm

          References keep being made to the video and Samsung, I am inquiring on T-Mobile, will T-Mobile offer the 128GB variant, or only the 32 & 64? Again, I am not inquiring about Samsung, I am asking if T-Mobile will offer the highest capacity S6.

        • MastarPete

          I am referring to the video that is embedded with this article. Des is a T-Mobile employee and this video looks like and is an official production by T-Mobile. If they weren’t intending to offer 128gb it would not have been listed at 1:17.

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          I just asked Des and he said yes it would be.

        • Jay Holm

          Thanks! Reason I want the 128GB variant is I intend to hold onto the S6 for at least 3trs, and I just want to be all set.

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          It’s a concern of mine too, I need storage to cache a portion of my Play Music collection as well as a few VUDU movies. I could probably get by with 64 GB of storage, but it’s nice to know 128 GB is available. I’m not interested in the Edge version, just the regular one.

        • Jay Holm

          Me too, the regular one. I am very serious about getting a nice protective case for it and taking very good care if it for a long time, saw a gunmetal silver one by Spigen with a kickstand on Amazon.

  • besweeet

    You’d think they could’ve added a microSD slot like they did the SIM…

    • 9to5Slavery

      and a removable battery

  • lilrex

    no microSD? no removable battery? wtf this is basically an iphone “literally” since they look alike aswell

  • MastarPete

    Wow they ditched removable batteries and SD card expandability!
    Thinking long term its a shame they went with a fixed battery. I was going to consider it after seeing a teardown but It’s off my list without an SD slot.

  • NotSoldYet

    I don’t even see a way to have the battery replaced should it go bad without difficulty. But it sure is pretty. I think the non removable battery may hurt this phone in the long run.

    • juxt417

      Batteries are far better now a days so you should be able to get at least 2-3 years out of the device before it goes bad. IMO at least

      • Exactly, and since so many of us upgrade in a year or less, it’s a non-issue.

        • NotSoldYet

          There are many more of us who don’t upgrade nearly so often. Every 2 years at least for me. I bought the S3 Nov. 2012. I was waiting for the S6. And the things I loved about Samsung are no longer there. Not knowing what I will do now.

      • Fifth313ment

        Add turbo charging into the mix and all those advancements are now gone. They all get horrible by the first year! You lose about 25% in that first year! So if you keep your phone for two years like most of us then by year two you start to have issues!

        • juxt417

          Who knows maybe Samsung fixed the issues or maybe they should offer a return program much like the nook hd’s. As when my battery went to shit, they sent me a new one then I returned the old one. If they make that happen that would help right?

      • kalel33

        I can’t even last a work day with my Note 3 without having to charge it.

        • juxt417

          Do you have power saving mode on and do you leave wifi and 4G on when not using it?

        • kalel33

          Power saving mode is on, wifi off and 4G is still going. I stream music to a bluetooth headset at work. Screen is hardly ever used.

        • juxt417

          Shoot I’m surprised it lasts that long streaming music especially through bluetooth eats up the battery real fast. If you couldn’t make it through a work day while only using it occasionally then ya. That would be a problem. Sounds like you’re battery is fine though.

  • Zbum

    Can’t wait….edge looks great.

  • Zdude

    Samsung does it again! S6 is way better than HTC M9 imo. S6 Edge design is like wow. so awesome I lost my words.

  • RLB63

    I was waiting for this phone to upgrade. After seeing no replaceable battery and no micro sd I won’t be getting it. Dad other than that the phone looks really good. I’ll just stay with my s4.

  • ryan

    i never post here but kinda wanted to vent. first off i pre ordered the galaxy s6 phone case. with the news here im done with samsung. ive been a samsung supporter from day one. here are my issues. removable battery, sim card, waterproof and stupid glass on the back,. now i know a lot of people like the glass but im in construction and need waterproof and DONT need glass. i think just about everyone has a phone case on their 600$+ investment so i dont understand where that glass came from. from someone that is outside a lot this phone is a total fail! good bye samsung!

  • SEBA

    None removable battery it’s a plus when your phone gets stolen. Built-in flash memory = super fast. Can’t wait for Note 5…

  • SamDung

    No SDcard slot, no sale… That has to be the most disappointing samsung S phone to date by a landslide…

    • SEBA

      Yeap, I keep most of my content on SD card vs cloud.

    • Android_God

      OK princess.

    • Haven’t cared about SD slots in years. Cloud more than sufficient.

      • GersonT1000

        Even with an unlimited data plan, I hate to rely on anything in the cloud. What about when there’s no signal, or you’re in a subway when you mostly want to watch movies you have stored? Plus, I can switch my card to another phone in seconds.

        • For me it’s a non-issue. I am not in subway that often anymore, and when I am, T-Mo has blazing speed in most stations…. Other than that, I’m rarely, if ever without a signal. Don’t get me wrong – if there is a SD card slot, I’ll use it, but I auto-sync all my photo’s/video’s which is the most important thing to me and what 80%+ of my storage needs encompass.

    • GersonT1000

      Having no microSD card slot is the biggest disappointment of this phone, but everything else inside and outside is so good that there’s no way you can say it’s the most disappointing Samsung S to date. (Although I could care less about a glass back as they are fragile, even if they look good).

  • 9to5Slavery

    the edge looks better than the s6. edge looks like a 2014 mustang

  • daniel

    My two questions are
    1. Is it band 12 compatible?
    2. Will it use a nano or a micro sim?

    • Bryan Pizzuti

      Nano SIM according to Samsung.

      • daniel

        Thanks! I was hoping so

      • Serious question – what are the advantages of nano vs micro?

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          Honestly, other than size, not sure. Maybe just making it more likely to need to go back to the carrier for a new SIM?

    • LockesKidney

      yea no mention in official specs but i would imagine it has band 12

    • LockesKidney
    • Jared Caputo

      Same 1st question

    • KingCobra

      Don’t know about the nano sim but pretty sure it has Band 12 since T-Mobile confirmed that every device they release this year will have band 12 (only the iPhone 6S is unconfirmed for now).

  • Guest

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the iPhone 7.

    • 9to5Slavery

      He didn’t make an idiotic comment. You made an idiotic assumption.

  • Android_God

    let me play my tiny violin for all of the crybabies complaining about no SD card expansion. Actually for those that act as if this phone is a total fail because of that. Get over yourselves.

    • Alex Hutchins

      Yeah, I don’t see why you need more than 128 GB in a phone.

      • kalel33

        You don’t but the premium price they add to the higher capacity models is a rip-off. It’s much cheaper to buy a class 10 64GB SD card for $30.

    • GersonT1000

      Yes, you can get a 128GB version, but I already have an extremely fast 64GB card. Why should I have to buy extra storage when I already have it?
      This phone is definitely not a fail because of it, but they WILL lose a lot of sales to people like me.

  • Android_God

    It as a bummer that 64/128 isn’t the standard. They could have at least acted like they cared about those who would be pissed about no expandable storage.

    • GersonT1000

      Hey, at least it’s not 16GB, which was a joke before.

    • Fifth313ment

      Don’t remember of which half will be filled with Samsung software. So say really 10GB out of those numbers for software preinstalled.

  • jack slu

    so…removable battery or not removable battery? this is deal-breaker for me. The phone looks great

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    Moto Maxx is my next 5″ plus phone. For now enjoying my 6+, and Note 4.

  • 30014

    With a screen like that the battery is way undersized. No memory card slot isn’t a deal breaker for me but that small battery is a killer. I’ll have to pass.

    • juxt417

      The hardware is extremely efficient. So it will just as long if not longer than the s5

  • VG

    If Samsung Pay truly works by tapping your Galaxy S6 against any old credit card reader, then this will give Apple Pay some serious competition!

    • User

      It does work. They bought out loop pay. look into it I acutally have one of their devices and it works great. Always leave cashiers wondering what the heck..

  • Jerry Rich

    Yeah, no memory card and no removable batter equals no thanks.

  • vinnyjr

    I like it alot. Please get us the 128gb storage models. This would be one bad ass phone with a bad ass camera. With that kind of storage a sd card is not needed. Like it.

  • “Premium” materials does me no good if the phone is stripped down feature wise.

    • How is it “stripped down feature wise”?

      • No expandable storage and no replaceable battery. HTC removing those features is the entire reason I switched to Samsung in the first place.

        • NotSold

          Me too…The whole reason I chose Samsung to begin with. You would think that Samsung would know of how many people feel this way.

        • Tanner

          I would have been ok if they had at least done what HTC did with a card slot on the side to add memory.

  • fuego

    the S6 Meh,The S6 Edge looks so cool to me (yes this is my opinion and i am entitled to have one) it looks kind of space age but not overdone so they nailed it pretty good! i sold my secondary nexus 6 and my note 4 earlier this week. now im just waiting for this to release. i understand the battery may be average at best, BUT the battery on my current nexus 6 sucks, and RARELY hits 3.5 hours of screen on time. So im used to average battery life.. Also HTC dropped the ball this year, i was definitely waiting to see what they had in store and they failed pretty bad. your best bet is getting an htc M8 (for half the cost) and waiting for the software update to the new sense 7 lol

  • StankyChikin

    Why can’t 3500+ batteries be the standard nowadays?

    • TechHog

      Because they want to make feather-light, paper-thin phones. :/

  • Sean

    Been using Android for a long time as my daily driver (been about 5 years now, and mostly Samsung), and it saddens me to say that I’m ready to make the switch to iPhone. All the hardware features I loved about Samsung’s are gone. I still have an M8 and a Wi-Fi Nexus 7 at home, so I won’t be giving up the software side of Android entirely. I’ve also had an iPad Air 1st Gen for the past year and I long for the consistency of my iPad on a phone. I’m not one to devote myself entirely to one platform, but it’s goodbye for now Samsung.

    • GersonT1000

      I understand you disappointment, but why move to Apple’s phone when you won’t be gaining back what you’re complaining about not having anymore, and have an inferior, controlling operating system?

    • orlando duran

      you were thinking of changing all along, stop lying

  • TechHog

    Glass back, non-replaceable battery, lowish battery capacities and no expandable storage? That + TouchWiz = pass.

    • juxt417

      What do you need the removable battery and sd card for. The glass back is necessary for wireless charging and the hardware is extremely power efficient. So a bigger battery is not necessary. If you don’t like touchwiz. Try GO launcher from the play store. You can make it look and act however you want

  • antho

    Samsung is going backwards I was waiting for s6 but I will pass non replaceable baterry no Sd memory no thanks.

    • juxt417

      What do you need them for?

      • dave73

        How about the memory card is for storing photos taken from the camera, & not wanting to store them on the phone. Also, some people who use their phones as mp3 players also want to store their music on the card, rather than on the phone. I prefer that method, as I have the card formatted for the phone, then load the card on the PC, load up the music, then put the card back into the phone. It frees up memory for the apps that will take up space on the phone. I should also add that I have moved most of the resources of the apps from my phone, to the memory card too (essential parts of the app remain on the phone). At least Motorola didn’t remove the memory card slot on the Luge (rebadged Droid Razr M).
        Like some people on here, some of us are technically inclined enough on how to use the memory cards for our phones, & would rather be able to have that feature. If I wanted a phone that I couldn’t change the battery myself & couldn’t add a memory card, then I would have gone with an iPhone.

        • juxt417

          Ya i had no problem using mine. Until it burnt out. Now i have no problem using the 32 gigs built in. But i also don’t store music or anything like that because I refuse to buy music and I stream using grooveshark.com and Pandora. Pictures are saved to cloud as soon as i take them. Unless you have a bunch of games apps usually don’t take up much space.
          Sorry but built in is much more reliable and can’t be lost, damaged, or stolen as easily. Also do you not have a USB cable to plug into the pc? Also what Phone, what is your built in amount, and how much did you pay for sd cards.

  • StankyChikin

    About time they move into the future.. removable backs and sdcards are so 5 years ago.

    • NotSoldYet

      “are so 5 years ago”…..omg….

    • Fifth313ment

      What are you talking about Samsung’s whole design language on this phone is so five years ago! It is a carbon copy of apple!

      • juxt417

        While i will agree the s6 looks a bit like the iPhone. Too much so in some spots. The edge is the real star of the show and i hope will sell enough to make Samsung switch the edge to solo flagship status.

  • Dixie Kiel

    Love it with 64gb version. Wireless charging is a huge feature. The only other feature than what is listed is Band 12!!!

    • IceMan

      There’s a 100% chance it’ll have B12 capability.

  • 1ceTr0n

    Holy hell, can you imagine what the Note 5 could possibly be like now?

    • gpt2010

      I can’t wait for the next note!

    • dave73

      After getting a used Note 3, I wished I would have bought the S5. I personally think the Note series is overrated. I’m like a number of people on here that don’t like non-removable batteries. I already own one with the Motorola Luge on Verizon. The way I see it is with non-removable batteries, it’s being set up for be obsolete faster. As long as phones continue to be made with removable batteries, I’ll look at those models instead. I’ve been a fan of Samsung, but this is making me rethink that decision when it comes to getting a new phone.

      • 1ceTr0n

        Well……. bye….

        • dave73

          Sounds to me like you like the idea of non-removable batteries. Enjoy those type of phones, while I will go with phones with removable batteries as long as I can do so. I don’t like to replace phones as often, & only do so when it becomes necessary. I already have the lower end Samsung Galaxy Avant, & it works for me.

  • Thank god I made the switch to SONY. I was sick of carrying charger all the time and charge the S4 every two hours. Now with non-replacable battery the phone is going to be dead sooner than s4. Replacing the batterry helped for a while. No SD card? It is just another way to increase the price for a piece of junk.

    • juxt417

      Do you think sd cards are free or something?

  • Tmonews

    People need to stop complaining about nonremovable battery. It is the first phone to have 14nm technology with 14nm LTE modem. Battery issues are thing of the past for samsung phones. smh.

    • IceMan

      True, 2550 MAh is plenty for an energy efficient screen and CPU/modem chip. People will be surprised by its performance once the reviews start rolling out.

      • Fifth313ment

        Would you care to bet on it?

        • IceMan

          I think it’s theoretically possible — given that the iPhone has 1810 MAh battery size and it still gets people through the day. If it’s optimized as such, then the battery performance will be better.

    • Thank you!!! People just LOVE to complain!

    • Fifth313ment

      You are smoking crack

  • NotSoldYet

    So the battery dies we are supposed to throw it away now? The reason I chose Samsung over iPhone was that mentality.

    • Ray

      Well yeah because they want you to continue buying their products year after year. How can they make money if they make products last for so long? I don’t agree with it but both companies have to make profits somehow.

      • juxt417

        Since when is 3 plus years, year after year?

    • I’ve never, ever, EVER had a battery “die”. I suppose if you plan on keeping the phone for over 5 years, you should be worried. SMH.

      • Fifth313ment

        I have all my old phones, I use them as little emulator gaming machines, remote controllers, MP3 players, flashlights, quick cameras, etc! Without removable batteries you have nothing! All to sacrifice another millimeter and a shitty design which will be covered by a case in over 75% of the users! If they wanted to make changes friggin add stereo front speakers!

      • kalel33

        I went through two batteries on my old HTC Amaze and one on my Note 3.

        • juxt417

          And how many times did you let the devices completely run out of juice. This is pretty much the only thing that makes them deteriorate prematurely. I never had to change the battery on my s3 but i would also turn off my phone when the battery would get to 10% and I had no way of charging.

        • kalel33

          You know that Lithium batteries have a safety reserve of power so they don’t completely run out of juice. Even if the phone shuts down and doesn’t come back on, there’s a little bit of juice in there to keep the battery from becoming damaged. The answer to your question is never.

        • juxt417

          While it may reduce damage. It does not stop it completely.
          Case in point my girl let her s4 die all the time and she had to replace it. Whereas I shut my s3 off when i know i won’t be able to charge it and the battery works like new

  • Seseme

    I guess I will join the discussion. Why are we still worried about battery? Are we really going to keep the phone that long? The answer is no. By the time the battery dies, it would be time long due for an upgrade.

    • RealityIs

      What you are saying is not correct. I am currently using an S3. A perfectly good phone. I planned on passing it on when I upgraded. With no way to replace batteries these phones become throw-aways. To me, that is a load of cr*p. Planned obsolescence. Part of what’s wrong…How much are they charging for this phone? Close to 1k.

      • Fifth313ment

        Yup, I still have all my old phones for something. I use my OG EVO as an MP3 player and then my EVO LTE as a little gaming emulator arcade. And my Note 3 will become my new home remote once its done. And not having the ability to remove the batteries is crucial! I was able to change my OG EVO battery and it now works like day 1! Same with my Note 3! But my EVO LTE has an internal battery and dies within an hour of using it and won’t hold a charge to save its life! People don’t understand! Also having external memory made it so I didn’t have to spend hundreds on expensive memory upgrades from Samsung Ala Apple!

        Plus I doubt T-Mobile users will ever get to choose between memory models. Just like on the older Samsung phones which came in 16, 32 and 64 models you never got to choose. T-Mobile picked the one they wanted and that was all they offered. Try to find some previous model Samsung phones in 64GB even-though they have been making them for years?! YOU WILL NEVER FIND IT! So they announced a 128GB phone which no one will be able to buy unless you purchase it directly from Samsung. And we’ll be screwed with 32GB of space and no SD card. NO THANK YOU!

        • juxt417

          Battery tech has changed a lot since the evo days. As long as you don’t let the battery die all the constantly it should last a long time. I never once had to change my battery on my s3 and it lasted through the day on a full charge. Up until She met her maker on the concrete at work last week.

          So instead spend money on slower sd cards that can get lost, stolen, damaged, or corrupted. This has never made sense to me. Sd cards were necessary a couple years ago. Before cloud became so big and easy. Things change get over it. Besides if you really need extra storage you can use micro USB flash drives

      • juxt417

        If it just made them throw aways then the resell value wouldn’t be so high for Apple. Most people upgrade within a 3 year window. As long as you don’t let the battery die all the time it should last for those 3 years and then some.

    • Ray

      If you’re like me who has no life, removable batteries are a must. I don’t want to sit next to a wall for it to charge. I don’t want to carry a portable charger because it’s bulky. All I have to do is switch and I’m back to a 100. Heck I had six batteries on me when I had the Thunderbolt.

  • RealityIs

    At least if something goes wrong with an iPhone battery you can walk into an Apple store. Where do we take a Samsung phone? 2 weeks to one of their service centers? Not…

    • Walker

      That’s a great point! What does happens if you need a replace phone immediately? Lmao

      • juxt417

        Take it to where you bought it and walk out with a new one

        • RealityIs

          That won’t happen either. Talked to a T-Mobile corporate store yesterday and if you have a problem with a phone after 14 days you mail it just as if you bought it online. No thanks.

    • juxt417

      Take it wherever you bought it. Jsckass

  • Zach Chadwick

    What’s really funny, is that Samsung is mocking the elemental design of the iPhone 4/4S. I’m dying. Glass Back with a steel frame? Are you kidding me. Wow. Let’s see people tout the ability to replace the battery now. Haha, we’ll be seeing a lot more ‘wall huggers’. What has me is how Samsung once teased iPhone owners about the design, the battery life, and now they’re following right into Apple’s steps. This is exactly what Apple wants. Long Live the iPhone.

    • ConceptVBS

      You are a sorry example of a fan.

  • KingCobra

    Looks like the long touted removable battery and Micro SD card of Samsung fans is gone and they jumped behind Apple’s trend. Ironic considering they just mocked iPhone users with their ‘wall huggers’ ad campaign just a few months ago.

    Also Samsung Pay really? Does Samsung have any ounce of originality in their DNA at all?

    That being said, the Edge device looks cool but honestly it serves no practical purpose.

    • juxt417

      Some businesses, vehicles , and now even ikea furniture (Thanks to Samsung) have wireless chargers. So no wall hugging will be necessary. Especially now that the biggest Android manufacturer is implementing it full force. Everyone will follow I can almost guarantee it. If they can get the patents of course

      While they definitely should have called it something else. They kept it simple so people would know what it is and considering you can use it on every card reader( besides maybe gas pumps and atms ). It is much better than Apple pay

  • Dean Smith

    so it wasn’t the 21 mp camera everyone predicted but fine, GALAXYS6 only upgrade is the built quality? everything else is worse than s4? no memory slot, no removable battery?

    • VicRooLoo

      ‘only upgrade is the build quality’
      One of the complaints of the Galaxy line since the second or third was the plastic shell…

    • juxt417

      Only upgrade? Really everything inside the s6 edge is top of the line and also has more useful features than any other device even with out sd cards and removable batteries.

      Sd cards were useful when 128 gb phones weren’t available. Now With cloud storage for pictures and videos the average user will never fill all 128 gb. Even if they do they can transfer it all to a pc and do it allot faster to. if you just like to hoard media then you have more problems than an sd card.

      The battery i have never had to change on my s3 and it still gets me through a ten hour work day and then some. Only time i touched the battery was to hard reset. Which also goes for any other average to moderate user.which just so happens to be the majority of users as well. Samsung only uses quality components. The battery is no different. So you should get a few years out of it without degradation.

      Also wireless charging is something I’ve wanted for years ( as well as many other users)and the next generation or two will move to magnetic resonance. If people support the device at least. Which allows you to wirelessly charge the device at a distance much like the way wifi works.

      The s6 edge is the next big step in the evolution of smart phones.
      Now if they could only figure out how to get the phones out faster. I would have nothing to complain about.

  • Nearmsp

    The loop pay buy out a few months back is what will give Samsung the biggest advantage over an iPhone. After many Samsung phones, I switched from an S5 to an iPhone 6+. I must say the loop pay magnetic swipe card paying through the phone is a great improvement.

  • GersonT1000

    In a way I’m relieved that it has no microSD slot because now I don’t have to agonize that I got the Z3 and think about selling it at a loss to get the S6 Edge. If HTC can put one in, Samsung can too. Maybe in next year’s model, and then I can get it. That thing is beautiful!!!

  • Terry

    Way to go Samsung, about as close to the Iphone as you can get. The whole point of me not getting an Iphone was because it was not one. Going to reconsider sticking with Samsung.

  • SamsungRocks!

    I see how many users are complaining about the battery. There is ultra power saving, 14nm processor, 14nm modem. Battery issue is not a problem. Users worry too much about the little things like batteries, but after they use it, they will be amazed.

    • El.

      Mainly for people that love to root their phones, often times we need to pull the battery, so this is part of a let down at least for me and i know for those that enjoy putting custom roms on the phone. Also no SD slot… baahumbug.!

      • IceMan

        Pretty much every device has a way to force shutdown manually (ie: holding power for ~10 seconds.) Removing the battery has become non-important until the battery degrades significantly. Which takes a year or two before it starts happening. Although with rapid charging, I’m not sure how long it’ll last now.

    • Mike Thaler

      The life of a battery is a lot less than life of a phone.

  • Walker

    Yea I’m sick of seeing blatant copies from Samsung. This just screams iPhone 5 & 5S. Even the headphone jack and charging port screams rip off. Is it that hard to come up with your own design? They can’t even come up with original names for things. For example Apple comes out with Apple Pay, next Samsung wants to name its mobile wallet Samsung Pay smh. Just sickening. Even Google is changing their mobile wallet name from Google Wallet to Android Pay. And hell I think Google got Google Wallet name from the rumors that Apple was going to come out with a mobile wallet named iWallet. But this Galaxy S6 is a complete COPY and should be sued for it as I expect they will be.

    • kalel33

      Let’s not even start on how many things Apple has copied from Android, including how to pay with your phone. Oh, and Apple’s health is a lot like Samsung’s that came out a year before.

  • Steve

    How over priced will these be. Im guessing Tmobile will want $750 for s6 and $900 of S6 Edge

  • El.

    Sucks that yes you can’t remove the battery, but even if they had made a slot with a cover on the side to add the extra memory on the phone would have been Awesome.!! Oy Vey… Guess We’ll have to deal with it till they get their act together….

  • mingkee

    No removable battery is no-go for me because I carry extra battery with my G3.
    No memory card is another big fat NO-GO which means you cannot add more storage for 2K videos.

    • Mike Thaler

      +1!!! I can’t take a chance on a dead battery. Mainly, I carry an extra in my wallet for peace of mind. There might be once or twice a month it is used. (My cell is my main business line.)
      I might have considered sticking w. Samsung if they had just eliminated the SD card. (Automatic cloud storage and all that.) Now, might consider the LG G4 (Due out this summer) if it keeps the non-fixed battery. Or, might just step down to a lower end Samsung like the Avant. One of our people has one and it does everything an S4 or S5 can do. Lesser camera capability is main diff. I rarely use camera, don’t play games. I use S4, partner S5. When it comes to video – just make use of the Chromecast app and cast it to our wall hung plasma.

  • fuego

    Finally! samsung got rid of that sd card slot. im tired of customers coming in to upgrade and saying “everything is on my SD card!” then when i switch the SD card over nothing is in there. this creates confusion and frustration to customers. google knows whats best for android and customers thats why they slowly parted ways with it, and im glad sammy is too. There is nothing more annoying than to move over someones 32GB SD Card just to tell them theres 19 pictures saved on it, and the other 3,000 photos are on the phone. I’ve been selling phones for 4 years and i have YET to find someone that understands how to use them. So YES, for nerds sd cards are awesome (nerds make a TINY percentage of sell phone sales) for the average customer, they just cause confusion. I also never felt like i had to “take my battery out” either, though Im using a nexus 6. Got my note 4 on launch day and havent had a reason to take the battery out yet.

    • kalel33

      So, you don’t even know how to move the photos over to the SD card for them?

      • fuego

        U must never sold a phone before, people barely like me touching them. Let alone looking through there files lol. And then followed up by them being angry that they spent money on a memory card and there stuff isn’t stored on it. … Yeah EF all that…

        • Joel

          just as an option you should save the link to SamsungKies how to and other how to’s that i usually email my customers and tell them to take care of it.

    • 11aXg11

      I work for the Los Angeles T-Mobile market & a big percentage of my customers use SD cards & most know how to use them, maybe its the market your in or you are not educating your customers, I have been transferred to different locations & I have a small percentage of customers who have problems with SD cards but then again, they have problems with basic functions.

    • Mark

      I work for Tech Support within T-Mobile and we rely on those SD cards to transfer the customers information from one phone to the other. This is just going to make our job a little more difficult. Our customers would know more about SD Cards and their devices if you retail employees didn’t just tell them to call us. Just don’t focus on making sells, educate our customers on their new device!!

    • Brian Richards

      The S5 automatically uses the SD card to store photos if there is one. google automatically offers to back them up. This is some basic info.

  • looks like TMO is only getting black, white and gold colors. no blue topaz or emerald green

  • vinnyjr

    Does anyone know if T-Mobile will have the large storage options for sale? I want the 128gb version in white. Great job Samsung.

  • Brian Richards

    It seems like the overwhelming reaction to the S6 that I’ve read from people is pretty negative. This is surprising to me in a world where most people focus on form over function. It’s kind of refreshing to see all this backlash over the loss of functionality.