You won’t have to wait much longer for the biggest Android release of the year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 — along with its brother, the Galaxy S6 Edge — are coming to the U.S. on April 10, with pre-orders starting Friday, March 27.
All four major wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — have committed to selling both phones, and US Cellular will, too. Cricket and Boost Mobile will sell just the Galaxy S6.
Sprint is offering customers a two-year “lease” for a 32GB Galaxy S6 on a plan that costs $80 a month; a 64GB model is $85 and 128GB costs $90. For the S6 Edge, Sprint adds $5 to all those figures. Without a contract, Sprint sells the Galaxy S6 for $649.99 (32GB).
Over at AT&T, customers can buy the 32GB Galaxy S6 for $22.84 a month (for 24 months) on Samsung’s Next program, for a total of $548.16; the S6 Edge is $27.17 a month for a total of $652.08. Capacities of 64GB and 128GB will be available for a higher monthly fee.
Verizon announced pricing as well; It’ll charge you $249.99 for a 32GB Galaxy S6 with a two-year contract, but you can recoup $50 of that from a mail-in rebate. The S6 Edge costs $100 more at $349.99, but again the $50 rebate applies. The full price of the phone without a contract is $599.99 for the Galaxy S6 (32GB) and $699.99 for the S6 Edge. For 64GB and 128GB models, add $100 and $200, respectively.
Mashable will be posting reviews of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the coming days. We first got our hands on them earlier this month, and we liked what we saw. Samsung is using this year’s Galaxy S line to introduce a new design strategy: Plastic backs and clunky waterproofing are out; glass and metal are in.
Instead of one flagship phone, Samsung now has two: the Galaxy S6 (right) and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The main difference is the S6 Edge has a display that curves on both sides, which bestows it with a few extra features, like a Night Clock. Both phones are coming to all major U.S. carriers on April 10. Pre-orders start on March 27.
Samsung ditched the plastic backs for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, instead opting for glass.
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