A source from one of Samsung’s European mobile carrier partners has revealed several details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6. The most interesting of which is the price; which makes the iPhone 6 Plus look like a reasonable purchase. There is also news about carriers having trouble stocking up on the curved display version, which suggests that the company is having problems with manufacturing the display.
Expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 next week, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will come in two versions. A regular candy bar design, and the more ambitious double edged display variant. Both will command extra premium pricing, showing just how confident Samsung are in its new flagship smartphone. The 32GB Galaxy S6 will be sold in Europe for €749 (about RM3,000), while the 64GB and 128GB are €849 (about RM3,500) and €949 (about RM3,900) respectively. Consumers who want the curved display will have to fork out an additional €100 (about RM400) on top of that price.
Suspicion of manufacturing yields for the curved Galaxy S6 also exists due to supply constraints. This isn’t a huge problem, the smartphone hasn’t even been officially announced yet. Samsung will have plenty of time to figure out what is causing the problem and get everyone the next generation smartphone that they want. Provided that anyone can afford something that expensive.
While the leaked pricing shouldn’t be a direct conversion for the Malaysian market, it does indicate that Samsung is taking a move from Apple’s playbook and going for the premium market. Whether it works for the South Koreans is questionable, considering its performance under pressure from Chinese brands entering the market. Although, the premium pricing could do quite a bit to differentiate itself from the rest of the Android market.
If anything, we will be at the Samsung event happening at MWC 2015 for the official unveiling. Stay tuned to find out what Samsung has in store for the Galaxy S6, and whether it is worth that supposed price tag.
[Source: Ars Technica]