Samsung Galaxy S6 May Start Challenging iPhone 6 On April 11

After the announcement a couple weeks back, it was expected that the Samsung Galaxy S6 would be available in early April. Now, according to PhoneArena, the exact in-store availability of the Galaxy S6 may be April 11.

“One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has just sent us some information that we know you’ve been waiting for. According to our tipster, who says that he works for one of the four major U.S. carriers (to protect his identity, we are not telling you which one), he has been told by a Samsung sales rep for the Greater Midwest area that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be launched on Saturday, April 11th.”

You may ask, “Who cares about an anonymous source?” However, PhoneArena has always been a very accurate site and when they reported stuff from anonymous sources before, it came true. It’s safe to trust them. It also fits the Galaxy S6 release schedule of previous years.

According to Phone Arena, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be released in a limited capacity. They also note that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have rang up around 20 million pre-orders, with the former scoring around 15 million. These aren’t iPhone numbers, but they are great for Samsung.

The Galaxy S6 has, so far, received excellent first-impression reviews. Chris Velazco of Engadget seems to like the Galaxy S6 Edge more than the Galaxy S6.

“If looks could kill, I’d be dead right now. To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to get the lion’s share of attention here at MWC, and probably over the weeks and months that’ll follow. It’s absolutely beautiful — easily the best-looking, best-feeling phone Samsung has ever made.”

One thing that may hurt the Galaxy S6 is a screen defect. As BGR points out, the initial units of Samsung’s new smartphone have a major screen defect. It appears that the edges of Samsung’s displays do not register touches — at all. The problem is a much bigger issue on the Galaxy S6 model than on the Galaxy S6 Edge. BGR is correct in stating that the issue is more serious because it can’t be fixed with a software issue; it’s all about the hardware. So far, Samsung hasn’t commented on the reported screen issue.

The Galaxy S6 will garner iPhone 6 comparisons whether Samsung likes it or not. Some may even call the Galaxy S6 a disappointment if it doesn’t sell as well as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 shouldn’t be expected to ship iPhone numbers, the smartphone looks like it will still blow consumers away.

[Photo Credit: YouTube Screen Capture]