Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ goes on sale today
We usually have to wait until the IFA trade show for Samsung to announce the next Galaxy Note flagship phablet, but this year the company moved up the second Unpacked event to mid-August. And not only has it unveiled Galaxy Note 5, but also Galaxy S6 edge+, the latter of which goes on sale today.
For those who are not familiar with it, Galaxy S6 edge+ is basically a Galaxy Note 5 with a curved display that forgoes the traditional S Pen. Or, put differently, it is the successor to last year's Galaxy Note Edge, but, again, without the stylus in tow. International availability also differs between the two models.
Whereas Galaxy Note 5 will only be available in a limited number of markets (it will not go on sale in Europe, for instance, which is a huge letdown to the phablet's fans) compared to both its predecessor and Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available across the globe. Available colors include gold and black.
The markets where Galaxy S6 edge+ can be had today include US, Canada, Hong Kong and South Korea. Samsung does not say whether it is available in all markets where the phablet is planned to be sold in, or when it will be offered in markets not part of the first wave of availability. Galaxy Note 5 actually went on sale earlier this month.
Over in US, Galaxy S6 edge+ is available at all four major carriers. Verizon sells the 32 GB and 64 GB models for $768 and $864 unlocked, respectively, or for $32 per month and $36 per month, respectively. AT&T has the 32 GB and 64 GB models available for $814.99 and $914.99, respectively, or, on AT&T Next 24 on a 30-month plan, $27.17 per month and $30.50 per month, respectively.
T-Mobile sells the 32 GB and 64 GB models for $779.99 and $859.99 unlocked, respectively, or $32.50 per month for two years, and $99.99 down coupled with 24 monthly payments of $31.67 each, respectively. Sprint offers the 32 GB and 64 GB models for $792 and $888, respectively, or $30 per month on a two-year lease and $35 per month for two years, respectively; there is also the option of two-year contracts, at which point the models can be had for $349.99 and $449.99, respectively.