Want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in the U.K.? Be prepared to spend over 900 euros, or about $1,000, because the device will likely come only in the pricey 64GB and 128GB versions in the country, according to Samsung’s U.K. website. The Galaxy S6 will be offered to Brits in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, announced Sunday, won’t hit stores until April 10.
Samsung indicates on its press page that there will be three internal storage options for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but the 32GB model apparently won’t be available in the U.K.
While official pricing for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has not yet been announced by Samsung, unconfirmed reports suggest the 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge will sell for 849 euros, the 64GB model will go for 949 euros and the 128GB model will be priced at 1,049 euros.
The Galaxy S6 will likely sell for 699 euros for the 32GB model, 799 euros for the 64GB version and 899 euros for the 128GB model. It’s not surprising that the Galaxy S6 Edge would be expensive, considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 32GB model sold for as much as $950 when it launched last October.
Meanwhile, production issues might hinder availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, according to reports. Samsung said at its unveiling event Sunday that the technology used on the S6 Edge requires a heat of 800 degrees Celsius to bend the glass, a feat which is difficult to execute in mass production. For this reason, Samsung is expected to put more focus on marketing the slightly less expensive Galaxy S6 to consumers.
“If Samsung believes its manufacturing is not sufficiently capable, then Samsung will price the Edge version at a premium so as to limit demand,” said IHS analyst Ian Fogg, in a research note. However, one of the primary reasons Samsung introduced the Galaxy S6 Edge is to recapture its declining customer base with a device with a unique design.