Now that Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6, some of its older handsets are becoming even more of an enticing option. Take the very good (if a little uninspired Galaxy S5), the device was a full flagship a few weeks ago, but it is now having a price cut to make way for the GS6. United States based network Sprint has a stellar offer on at the moment that involves the Galaxy S5.
The Galaxy S5 Mini has been available for some time, and indeed it will likely be replaced by a Galaxy S6 variant in the coming months. However, the handset is only now coming to AT&T, with the Galaxy S5 Mini making its debut on the US network on March 20th (this Friday).
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
While the wearable smartwatch market is still in its infancy, it seems the same two companies that dominate smartphones will fight once more. They are of course Samsung and Apple. Smartwatch sales figures for the fourth quarter of 2014 showed that Samsung is the comfortable market leader, selling more than double the number of devices of the nearest rivals. Of course, the Apple Watch is launching next month and is expected to outsell even Samsung by possibly millions, but the interesting thing about the following list is how it mirrors the smartphone market.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have already gone up for pre-order in Europe, but the continents biggest smartphone market, the UK, was not in on the party. That has now changed as the Korean company's new flagship range is now available for pre-order in the British Isles, although Samsung has not made it official yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 failed to reach sales expectations, selling at a slower pace than the Galaxy S4 and not matching its overall sales. The newly launched Galaxy S6 is a new start for the flagship range though, and already it is generating positive heat. Samsung reported 20 million units have been ordered by retailers and carriers, and now analysts are predicting stellar sales for the handset through this year.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are stealing all the limelight for Samsung, but the company has been busy launching smartphones over the last few months. The Galaxy A series has been rolled out, while the company also launched the Galaxy J series in January with the Galaxy J1. The low-end handset is now making its way to the European market Samsung has announced.
Samsung is a company that makes a lot of products and makes a lot of money, even if smartphone sales and revenue from handsets have fallen. The Korean giant also spends a lot of money, and it does not always work. For example, the company spends a lot of money on advertising, but sales slipped last year despite the expenditure.
Samsung seems to have its mojo back. The company announced the Galaxy S6 last week and the device seemed to hit the mark with consumers and commentators alike. After a disappointing year and sales of the Galaxy S5 falling flat, the Galaxy S6 represents a new start for the Korean company. Of course, the true litmus test for the S6 and Samsung's success moving forward will be sales, and in that respect too, the handset is off to a good start.
Samsung has been quick in getting its Galaxy A series up and running. It started with the Galaxy Alpha last August, a handset that changed Samsung's smartphone ethos and its premium design as paved the way for the Galaxy Note 4 and the new Galaxy S6.