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  1. Porkchopexpress1969's Avatar
    i'm coming from a iphone 5. its old and breaking down. Need to move on. Picked up a Samsung tab 3 8" to play with the KitKat, and I love it.
    02-27-2015 08:55 AM
  2. eshropshire's Avatar
    If this is true then no S6 for me. The main reason I bought a S4 almost two years ago was it was the only high end phone in 2013 with a microSD slot. Now there are other good choices.
    02-27-2015 01:22 PM
  3. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    I will be skipping this. Just hope the Note 4 camera is good....
    If you're looking for a good camera, you'll be disappointed to find out it's better than that.
    02-27-2015 03:51 PM
  4. Roland Atkinson's Avatar
    Im pretty sure the price for the Galaxy S6 Edge pretty high going for the S6 or much better just Note 4
    02-27-2015 07:46 PM
  5. rage151's Avatar
    I'm thinking that after the lower than expected S5 sales and subsequent hit to revenue, Samsung decided to cash in.

    eMMC, I think, is less than $.60/gb. I.e., 16gb = $9.60, 32gb = $19.20. I don't know how much it costs to add SD card functionality to a phone, but whatever it is doesn't change. Once it's in the phone, pricing is done. Profit margin potential disappears.

    I know there are some (rumored) exorbitant pricing tiers out there for the S6, but following the old 16gb and 32gb pricing structure, we'll say the 16gb starts at $299, w/contract. 32gb at $399, and so on. At $.60 per gb, they're making good money with every $100 jump in storage. Apple knows how to do it..they've always did it this way and their profit shows it.

    With an SD card, consumers can jump to 64gb on the cheap. Sure, read/write times are slower. Apps have to be installed on the default internal memory, so no impact there. Video, music, photos, etc., might not be loaded as fast, but they're not really slow IMO. The OEM benefits significantly more than the consumer in reference to internal storage.

    I think Samsung will announce the S6's internal storage and hype it up as something with mythological performance that will give customers more than they could ever imagine. The same pitch may very well happen with the non-removable battery. On Sunday (MWC), we'll be humbled when we learn that these features combined will create an energy that enables the S6 to correctly guess the colors of every dress on Amazon. Take that, Fire Phone.
    02-27-2015 09:41 PM
  6. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    With an SD card, consumers can jump to 64gb on the cheap. Sure, read/write times are slower. Apps have to be installed on the default internal memory, so no impact there. Video, music, photos, etc., might not be loaded as fast, but they're not really slow IMO. The OEM benefits significantly more than the consumer in reference to internal storage.

    I think Samsung will announce the S6's internal storage and hype it up as something with mythological performance that will give customers more than they could ever imagine. The same pitch may very well happen with the non-removable battery. On Sunday (MWC), we'll be humbled when we learn that these features combined will create an energy that enables the S6 to correctly guess the colors of every dress on Amazon. Take that, Fire Phone.
    Actually SD can in fact be pretty slow...slow enough to make FHD video stutter periodically. Particularly when SD cards vary greatly in read rate, write rate, and overall quality. The consumer is more likely to think it's the phone and not the card though.

    As far as hyping up the internal storage...Samsung already is, as well as hinting about high general performance of the S6 (and you know all you have to do is increase storage speed to do it, since that's the slowest thing around?). And if they're using this new UFS stuff then I'm not sure I blame them for eliminating the SD slot, whenever it got used it would slow the device to a crawl.
    02-27-2015 10:05 PM
  7. Carcaridon's Avatar
    I believe this will more than likely be the cost structure, which is sad. I don't think Samsung is ever going to out Apple Apple, so why try? I think the small handful of Apple users they might lure with the iPhone replica they built is way less than the people that are going to move on from the Galaxy line because they're removing features that Galaxy users like, and setting up a cost structure that some people won't want to pay. Good price point, water resistance and SD card support are what brought me over from Apple. I've dealt with the issues on my S5 that I don't like that Apple does better (email, image level backups) because I liked the S5 more than any other Apple phone I've had, and the Android OS is way more customization. But I don't see myself right now buying an S6 (or 2, 1 for the wife) at these prices off contract.
    02-28-2015 09:07 AM
  8. rebeccathomp's Avatar
    Bummer. Yeah, I'm not so happy about the idea of not having an sd card but if the battery life will compensate,guess I'll be okay.
    03-02-2015 10:06 AM
  9. alex346's Avatar
    Just came across this article with the first bit of confirmed pricing for the s6 and s6 edge.... Its pricing for Videotron which is a carrier up here in Canada but there definitely not one of the big 3 (Rogers, Bell, Telus) so we'll still have to wait and see what they come in at. One nice thing to see though is that they are selling both the s6 and edge models and all three storage options for both. If I'd have to guess on the U.S. pricing I'd say about $100 less for on each model compared to the Canadian pricing you see in the article as we tend to be around $80-$100 over the advertised U.S. pricing on just about every phone. Here's the link
    Canadian pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge | MobileSyrup.com
    03-02-2015 10:42 AM
  10. altafking's Avatar
    I can't imagine the S6 having something that would make me want to leave my Notes for it. It may be a nice upgrade for S4 or iPhone 5s owners though yes may be new 1 is great
    03-02-2015 10:48 AM
  11. Inders99's Avatar
    I can't imagine the S6 having something that would make me want to leave my Notes for it. It may be a nice upgrade for S4 or iPhone 5s owners though yes may be new 1 is great
    I guess then size doesn't matter to you. I'm digging the smaller S6 size big time. Big phones don't work for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-02-2015 11:54 AM
  12. ahj4513's Avatar
    Design shouldn't compromise function. It's a freaking phone, why does it need to be metal? I've complained about Samsung's plastics in the past, yes, but that was based on how cheap and terrible their plastic used to be.
    What a picky customer you are. But there are more customers wanting premium materials than ones wanting alternative materials.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-02-2015 01:56 PM
  13. Issemann's Avatar
    Couple of thoughts....

    First, with the specs on board (e.g. QHD display, Exynos processor, etc.), the S6 should last you more than 2 years. So, if you pay a little more for the S6 now, aren't you saving a little money two years from now?

    Second, if the price of this phone is too high when it's launched, wait a little while. The price should drop - especially if no one is buying it right away.
    03-02-2015 02:45 PM
  14. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    I will be skipping this. Just hope the Note 4 camera is good....
    I upgraded from the S5 to the Note 4 and the camera is a little better but also has the Optical Image Stabilization. The camera on my first Note 4 basically refused to focus for the first 10 seconds when the camera app was launched; I exchanged it and now the focus locks within 1-2 seconds. Initially I had iPhones (3,4,5) and finally decided to give Android a try with the Galaxy S5. I was concerned about the large screen but after 8 months I realized I wanted an even larger screen so I got the Note 4 and have been happy with it ever since. I'm hoping the Note line does not do away with the microSD slots as the rumored pricing for the S6 is way to high in my opinion.
    03-02-2015 05:14 PM
  15. ibcop's Avatar
    Couple of thoughts....

    First, with the specs on board (e.g. QHD display, Exynos processor, etc.), the S6 should last you more than 2 years. So, if you pay a little more for the S6 now, aren't you saving a little money two years from now?

    Second, if the price of this phone is too high when it's launched, wait a little while. The price should drop - especially if no one is buying it right away.
    Oh yeah, it'll drop within 6-8 weeks of launch. Maybe not by much but every little bit helps.
    03-02-2015 05:19 PM
  16. mountainman's Avatar
    Looks like the pricing is going to be worse than I originally thought. 32GB regular S6 may start at $250 on a 2 year contract. 32GB Edge starting at $350. Just basing this off the Telus pricing. ... so add 50 bones to my original numbers. Top of the line Edge with 128GB would be $550. Dang that is a lot.
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    03-06-2015 01:44 PM
  17. ibcop's Avatar
    Looks like the pricing is going to be worse than I originally thought. 32GB regular S6 may start at $250 on a 2 year contract. 32GB Edge starting at $350. Just basing this off the Telus pricing. ... so add 50 bones to my original numbers. Top of the line Edge with 128GB would be $550. Dang that is a lot.
    Yeah, it is but there still is nothing firm for the US carriers. I don't see it being that high, especially for the 128gb version on contract.
    03-06-2015 02:47 PM
  18. clevin's Avatar
    Couple of thoughts....

    First, with the specs on board (e.g. QHD display, Exynos processor, etc.), the S6 should last you more than 2 years. So, if you pay a little more for the S6 now, aren't you saving a little money two years from now?

    Second, if the price of this phone is too high when it's launched, wait a little while. The price should drop - especially if no one is buying it right away.
    Well, all high end smartphones can last more than 2 years, people still get tempted to buy the latest and the greatest. Pay more now does not in anyway promise saving money later on.

    These high end smartphone doesn't have a good record of lowering their price quickly.
    03-06-2015 02:54 PM
  19. Phillip Pugh's Avatar
    I like Android but if your prices turn out to be right, no way I'd spend that much on a samsung phone. I'd rather buy another iPhone at that price point.
    So why are you on this forum apple fan boy stop spying on use

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-06-2015 04:31 PM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    ..but but but.. Apple is expensive. lol.
    03-06-2015 04:46 PM
  21. ahj4513's Avatar
    US pricing :
    Galaxy S6
    32 GB----64GB----128GB
    $199---$284.99----$372
    64 GB and 128 GB could be sold at $299 and $399 respectively.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    03-07-2015 01:24 PM
  22. Issemann's Avatar
    US pricing :
    Galaxy S6
    32 GB----64GB----128GB
    $199---$284.99----$372
    64 GB and 128 GB could be sold at $299 and $399 respectively.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    What about the Edge?
    03-07-2015 03:11 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    US pricing :
    Galaxy S6
    32 GB----64GB----128GB
    $199---$284.99----$372
    64 GB and 128 GB could be sold at $299 and $399 respectively.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    Closer to reality. Edge probably runs higher for each storage flavor. How does Edge pricing compare in the Note series?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 03:14 PM
  24. clevin's Avatar
    Closer to reality. Edge probably runs higher for each storage flavor. How does Edge pricing compare in the Note series?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    edge is $120 more on T-mobile.
    03-07-2015 03:31 PM
  25. ahj4513's Avatar
    Closer to reality. Edge probably runs higher for each storage flavor. How does Edge pricing compare in the Note series?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Comparing with Canadian ones,
    32GB, 64GB and 128GB edge cost $277.261, $364.4, $451.53 respectively. Carriers would likely charge $299, $399, and $499 respectively.

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
    03-07-2015 03:33 PM
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