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

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.

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