There were pranks held worldwide on Wednesday, but one Galaxy S6 Edge owner was given an unfortunate truth on April Fools’ Day. On Reddit, /r/DrexelDragon93 posted an image of his Galaxy S6 Edge to show that its display was blanketed with scratches. Then, upon receiving a replacement unit, he discovered that he had yet another Galaxy S6 Edge with a scratched display. Others on the subreddit did not report the same issue and some are saying that perhaps it is just the way that the display looks in certain lighting.
Samsung has not commented on the matter and we do not expect them to do so unless this really spreads to a large number of units.
Hit the break to see an image of the handset with scratches on the display.
Samsung hit the streets of Seoul to find out what random stranger’s first impressions of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were. We’re pretty sure that everyone in this video will love the new phones.
Now I am not saying the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge aren’t incredible phones, but I would love to see the outtakes. Hit the break for the short (25 seconds) video.
A new Samsung midranger has been spotted on the the company’s User Agent Profile page, which usually drops several hints about a smartphone ahead of time. This device here could be potentially known as the Galaxy J7, making it the second device in the Galaxy J series. Read more
South Korean carrier SK Telecom is now offering the Galaxy S6 for free to users who still own the original Galaxy S from 2010. It will also offer a free Galaxy S6 to customers who have bought every model of the Samsung flagship since the Galaxy S. Read more
Samsung has announced a new Chef Collection series item that brings the cutting-edge technology of their popular smartphone devices to the cutting-edge technology of kitchen devices. The Samsung Galaxy BLADE edge is the first smart knife that also has smartphone capabilities. The Galaxy BLADE edge comes with all of the features of the Galaxy S6, but in a chef’s knife form factor. Samsung capitalizes on the strength of the new Gorilla Glass 4 that we have seen survive some serious impact to bring this new device to market which will see thousands of impacts on the cutting board. Read more
Samsung has today announced that it has now recruited Coca Cola’s former Executive, Pio Schunker, to head the company’s global marketing campaign for its mobile division. We assume, along with many others, that Schnunker’s marketing expertise will be utilised to produce adverts that will encourage sales of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge worldwide.
Much has been said about Samsung’s software over the years. People have complained about TouchWiz yet plenty of consumers continue to buy the company’s devices. TouchWiz has certainly matured and evolved, looking the best it ever has. However, it could have looked even better. Designer Gerald Mark Soto, who claims to have worked with Samsung, posted two videos exposing an unreleased version of TouchWiz. Everything about the software is sharp with flowing animations.
The software seen in the videos is the same captured in photographs that leaked prior to the launch of the Galaxy S5. So perhaps the overhauled version of TouchWiz that leaked last year was being considered for the Galaxy S6 (and did not make the cut).
Hit the break for the videos.
T-Mobile launched pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge last Friday, but you couldn’t order the Gold Platinum version, only Black Sapphire or White Pearl.
As of this morning, you can now pre-order the Gold Platinum version in either 32, 64, or 128 GB. Unfortunately your order won’t ship right away since they won’t receive stock until closer to April 10. Don’t forget, you still get 1 year of Netflix for free with any Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge pre-order from T-Mobile.
Just click the source link below to get your order in.
Another retailer, this one online, has started to accept pre-orders for three of the year’s hottest devices. Right now, you can pre-order the HTC One M9 (review here), Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge through Amazon. The online retailer has various storage and color options when it comes to the carrier variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. For the One M9, Amazon has limited the selection to Gold on Silver and Gunmetal Grey all with 32GB of internal storage. The only carrier without its variants listed by Amazon is T-Mobile.
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According to a new report, Samsung is looking to amp up production of the flexible display panels in time for the launch of the Galaxy S7 next year. Read more