The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge go on sale April 10, but carriers in Canada and Italy have already opened preorders, revealing some sense of the pricing of Samsung's latest flagship phones.
Canadian carriers accepting preorders for the two Galaxy models include Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and Wind. Customers can go to the preorder landing page on Samsung’s Canadian website to find their carrier and purchase either device.
The Galaxy S6 is priced starting at $249 with a two-year contract and $729 off-contract, according to Bell’s preorder page. The Galaxy S6 Edge is priced starting at $349 with a two-year contract and $829 off-contract. Keep in mind that these prices are in Canadian dollars; however, the prices are not far off from proposed prices that have surfaced since the smartphones were announced March 2.
Carriers such as Bell will offer all three storage models of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge -- the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. The price for the top-tier Galaxy S6 will approach $1,000 and the top-tier Galaxy S6 Edge will exceed $1,000, as was expected.
Currently, customers can preorder the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in black or white. Canadian carriers are expected to open preorders for the gold models in coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Italian customers can preorder the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge off-contract, directly from Samsung’s website. The Galaxy S6 starts at 739 euros and the Galaxy S6 Edge starts at 889 euros.
Samsung will offer only the 32GB and 64GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models in Italy; different color options will be available depending on storage size. The base model Galaxy S6 will be available in black, white or gold, while the base model Galaxy S6 Edge will be available in black, white or green.