Samsung’s recently announced S6 Edge+ phablet has officially got us all drooling with excitement. Bringing a host of powerful specs and a stunning design, there are plenty of people in the hunt for the larger Samsung phone, especially after reports of the Note5 not being available in Europe came to fruition.
This means that you should be happy to hear that the Edge+ is now officially open to pre-orders. However, you’d better be prepared for a purchase to make a considerable dent to your bank account, because it’s not exactly the cheapest smartphone of the year!
Samsung was always going to charge a fairly hefty amount for the S6 Edge+, but not many predicted that it would be just as costly as it is. Sim-free versions of the phablet come in two different variants; 32GB and 64GB, both in black or gold colourways.
Samsung has listed the 32GB version of the phone at a whopping £749, whilst if you opt for a bit of extra storage, you can expect to pay £829. To put that into context, that’s more than the iPhone 6 Plus – but that’s none of our business…
Samsung claims that the phones bought via its site will ship on September 3rd, giving you a fortnight* to put in your orders and maybe take out a short term loan to help cover the cost.
If you don’t fancy paying up front for your new smartphone, then you can always opt to pick up the S6 Edge+ on contract instead on a pay monthly basis. Numerous networks including EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 are all offering it online, all with varying plans and prices so there should be something to suit everyone.
We don’t expect to find many deals for £30/month without a large up-front payment however, so you can still expect the phone to make a hefty mark regardless of what style of payment you opt for. On top of this, most networks are shipping the phone on the 4th September, so you will have to wait an extra day should you go for this method.
*At the time of writing.
If you were hoping to consider the S6 Edge+ and the Note5 for your next smartphone then you’re plum out of luck, as Samsung isn’t launching the Note5 here in the UK or anywhere else in the EU.
Samsung claims that its market research suggests that the S-Pen is unpopular here, meaning that the S6 Edge+ and Note5 would offer only minor differences to the ‘average’ Samsung user. Unfortunately, this doesn’t look like it’s set to change anytime soon, so we wouldn’t hold our breath for the new Note anytime soon…
Written by Luke Hatfield