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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge prices to start at wallet-busting £760

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Thinking of snapping up Samsung’s latest flagship phone? You might want to give your bank balance another check as the Galaxy S6 Edge price has been set at a wallet-busting £760.

With the curved-screened smartphone to launch in both 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, Samsung has revealed the smaller option will be bestowed with the eye-watering price tag.

At present there is no official pricing for the larger, 128GB, S6 Edge.

This lofty asking price isn’t just steep; it makes the phone one of the most expensive on the market.

The 64GB S6 Edge lines up just £29 cheaper than the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus and a full £61 more expensive than Apple’s own 64GB offering.

Unfortunately, the standard, flat Galaxy S6 isn’t much more affordable, either. The One M9 rival has been handed a not inconsiderable £599.99 asking price for the base, 32GB option.

Again, SIM-free pricing for the larger, 64GB and 128GB options are yet to confirmed.

Both handsets are now available to pre-order ahead of an April 10 in-store release.

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If this sizeable chunk of cash is too much for you to stomach, both devices are to be made available on a variety of pay-monthly contracts.

Carphone Warehouse is offering the S6 Edge on a £43.50 per month, 24 month contract after you’ve stumped up a £159.99 one off fee.

A selection of networks and retailers, including EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone have all confirmed plans to stock the new Samsung handsets.

Will you be plumping for the S6 or S6 Edge? Let us know via the comments section below.

ElectricSheep

March 20, 2015, 1:40 pm

That is ridiculous. Pass!

Democritus3

March 20, 2015, 2:05 pm

Sorry that is ridiculous pricing. I know it's a shiny new toy packed with the latest tech but wow....

toboev

March 20, 2015, 4:44 pm

good luck to them. If they can find enough people to pay that kind of money, I'll take my hat off to them. But I'll pass.

John

March 20, 2015, 8:24 pm

The key to these smartphones is simply to buy one generation behind, and sell it on Ebay come upgrade time.

I had the S2 (free at the time on contract) when the S4 was released. The S2 was an excellent phone for many years.
I bought the S4 Mini last year (£109 on sale) when the S5 was the latest phone. The S4 Mini was 'okay' but rather unexceptional - minimal improvement over the S2.

S5 is currently around £290 unlocked from Amazon. I'm tempted to buy one of those until the S6 Edge drops in price.

Give it a couple of years and the Edge will drop in price, even more so once they release the S7. The 'first' of any new gadget is expensive but it's not something that you need (unless you're simply a technology early adopter).

John

March 20, 2015, 8:26 pm

Apple found loads of people who paid that kind of money.

PDAJah

March 20, 2015, 10:02 pm

Same price as iPhone Plus

PDAJah

March 20, 2015, 10:02 pm

Same price as iPhone 6 Plus 64gb

beardybuck

March 20, 2015, 10:26 pm

You miss the point. That is also ridiculous.

ElectricSheep

March 20, 2015, 10:31 pm

Yes, but Apple folk are special. This is well documented! The Android lot are reportedly a more frugal, smart bunch. At this rate I'll be buying a Blackberry Passport 😉

ElectricSheep

March 20, 2015, 10:32 pm

Exactly. Ridiculous.

Prem Desai

March 20, 2015, 10:48 pm

Samsung never learns. It's not Apple and does not have that following.

Yes, there will be some sales but nothing like what they're expecting.

Soon, they'll be giving them away with cereal (slight exaggeration).

Remember what happened to the Galaxy Gear - after disappointing sale (singular, not more than one person could have bought this!!!), they were giving them for free with other mobiles.

The S6 is destined to follow suit or the price will halve.

shnatiw

March 20, 2015, 11:34 pm

A sensible idea. Even buying 6 months down the line means the price will have dropped some.

Avi

March 21, 2015, 1:16 am

still regretting my S5 purchase!

Iuri Cézar

March 21, 2015, 3:13 am

Just waiting for LG ... They use to be more reasonable when pricing their top phones.

Mikey

March 21, 2015, 9:46 am

Whoa more expensive than the iPhone? Way to shoot yourselves in the foot Samsung!

PDAJah

March 21, 2015, 3:42 pm

No its not. Has new fastest RAM. New unique screen. Highest screen ppi. fastest CPU. CAT 6 LTE. And supports both wireless charging startands.

PDAJah

March 21, 2015, 4:44 pm

I have the Passport ad well as Note 4 and Edge. I recognise quality and functionality.

ElectricSheep

March 21, 2015, 5:05 pm

It is ridiculous when you look at the intrinsic value as well as the cost. When you look at what £700-1000 can buy you locally (let alone globally), the thought of spending that much on a phone (that brings no significantly new tech to the table), is ridiculous (to me). That and you can't replace the battery easily and there's no expandable memory!

ElectricSheep

March 21, 2015, 5:09 pm

BB certainly make the best hardware in the industry in my experience and the Note 4 is a fabulous gadget. I'm waiting for an android phone with a BB's build quality.

LeeTronix

March 21, 2015, 7:53 pm

Apple folk are special they are like lost little sheep that need a logo to say look at me I'm in it just works clan and I want to be known as a wannabe, young teenies who get their parents buy one and to spoil them. Android is for the working class, a one size fits all phones for all ages, a no brainer for manufactures that just have to produce a phone without creating and managing an OS. Blackberry on the other hand are for those that expect high standards, a slick operation and great for business and pleasure without the need to boast as they have already arrived. :)

beardybuck

March 21, 2015, 10:28 pm

Yes, it really is. Okay I agree it's subjective. But as ElectricSheep said it's intrinsic.
Basically the mobile phone arms race has reached a point I recall with desktop/laptop CPU's. Most budget and midrange levels are more than sufficient.
In our house we have a 5S, Z3 Compact and Moto G 4G. Aside from optics I struggle to think what one does that is markedly better than the other.
And spending 700 quid on ANY phone is nuts.

Robert Thomson

March 22, 2015, 11:10 pm

phoned up three as my contract is up for renewal. left the call dissapointed as they wouldn't budge at all on price! they were wanting an eye watering £57 per month for the basic 64gb edge or a crippeling £61 per month for the 128gb!!

Ended up ending my £30 per month galaxy s5 contract and comming away with a £19/month 30 day rolling contract and keeping my S5.

They tryed to sell me a 32GB normal s6 for £50 a month and i was like, why would i want to pay £20 a month extra for a phone that has less features and is barely any better than my s5 apart from a silly metal body? lol

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