News by Luke Jones on Monday March 16, 2015.
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be rolling out around the world in April, and we are slowly learning how much the handset will cost in certain regions. If you are in the Qatar, Bahrain, or Kuwait and are looking to buy Samsung's latest flagship, you can now find out how much it will cost. No, the South Korean company has not revealed the price, but a leaked document has shown how much the single and dual SIM variant will cost in those countries.The document also shows the price for specific storage variants, such as the 32GB and the 64GB versions. As you would expect, the Galaxy S6 commands true flagship prices, and is in fact a little steeper in cost than what one would expect to pay in the United States or Europe. For example, the 32GB standard version will cost $714 USD in Qatar and Bahrain, while in Kuwait it will be a slightly more modest $699. The dual SIM 32GB model will be $741 in Qatar and Bahrain, and $726 in Kuwait. From there the prices will go up in relation to SIM capabilities and storage capacity.
In terms of looks, the S6 follows a new design ethos that started with the Galaxy Alpha back in September last year. It feels and looks premium, and oozes a quality Samsung's of the past simply never did, even the flagships ones. Yes, it looks dangerously like the iPhone 6, and I am sure that copying accusations may be levelled at Samsung on message boards and maybe in the courtrooms. However, there are only so many ways that a candy bar design can be made, so I for one am willing to give Samsung the benefit of the doubt. The machined aluminum chassis sits sandwiched between two Gorilla Glass 4 panes, and the device feels solid and the build quality is excellent. The Galaxy S6 gets a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the newest Samsung built octa-core Exynos chipset, 3GB of RAM, LTE cat.6, a 16 megapixel rear camera, and 32GB of storage. Sadly, Samsung opted not to have a microSD card, which is the only real gripe on first impressions. As promised, the TouchWiz experience has also been pared down and a UI that has often been accused of being laggy is apparently zippy and smooth now. We will be getting a play with the Galaxy S6 tomorrow, so we will give you a much more comprehensive look at this lighter software, and indeed the phone in general then.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.