Samsung Netherlands has begun accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which revealed the official price in mainland Europe. Both versions will ship on April 10.
The flat-screened Galaxy S6, the 32GB model, is priced at 700. That's the same price that the Galaxy S5 (16GB) launched at last year. That was also the starting price of the Galaxy Note 4 late last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge commands a hefty premium for its three-sided display. The 32GB version is 850, that's 150 over the regular S6 model. The Galaxy Note Edge carried an even bigger premium initially, so we'll see how the price difference evolves.
For comparison, a Dutch retailer has the HTC One M9 listed at 750. Samsung's UK shop just says "Coming soon" for both S6 versions now, but earlier it let it slip that the Galaxy S6 will go for £700.
Note that there's no microSD slot this time so you might want to consider going for a bigger storage option. Those arent available yet, but there should be 64GB and 128GB versions of the Galaxy S6.
Finnish site Expert does have a price for the additional storage options of both. The Galaxy S6 64GB goes for 830, while the 128GB model is 950. Things get even pricier for the Galaxy S6 edge - 1000 buys you a 64GB model, and 1100 gets you the top 128GB model.
So, the jump in price per each storage increase varies between 100 and 150. The lack of a card slot is definitely felt, considering a 128GB microSD is around 90 right now. Ouch.
Update, March 3: Dutch site Typhone also carries the S6 duo and the storage upgrades are a bit cheaper. The Galaxy S6 64GB/128GB goes for 800/900, while the Galaxy S6 edge 64GB/128GB is 950/1050. A bit better, but still pricey compared to microSD cards. Thanks for the link, Hans!
Thanks to Michel and Kushal tipping us off!
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I usually don't like Samsung's flagships, but I will probably get the S6. On the main two points it's been criticized: - non-removable battery - you can get pretty sweet portable chargers, which combined with the fast charge option must be suffici...
coherence? u mean high prices for stupid, obsolete hardware?. . .