Samsung took to the stage in Barcelona today to unveil the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The company also announced its payment service, Samsung Pay, at today’s event. We finally got to know what the Galaxy S6 release date is. The new smartphone will be released on April 10th. Initially it will only be available in 20 countries around the globe before expanding to other nations.
While the company confirmed that the release will take place in 20 countries on April 10th it didn’t reveal the names of those countries. Furthermore the company did not confirm whether the Galaxy S6 Edge will also be released in all 20 countries on April 10th or whether it will have a separate rollout schedule.
What does this mean for customers in the U.S.? Those who are going to purchase their units from carriers might have to wait a bit more, since carriers take up time to bring devices on to their networks, but since this is a major flagship the release certainly won’t be put off for that long.
As far as pricing is concerned that will be decided by carriers themselves, most of which now offer devices on installment plans as well as the conventional two year service agreements. Samsung has not yet revealed off-contract and unlocked pricing for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, particularly for customers in the United States.