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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge price drop arrives

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge price cuts are starting to roll in after Samsung announced another disappointing earnings report. The discounts appear to be limited to the company’s Netherlands online store, where both smartphones are selling for €100 less than usual, but it certainly suggests we’ll see these drops expand to other markets.

You can pick up the Galaxy S6 for just €599 from Samsung Netherlands. The Galaxy S6 Edge is also available at a heavy discount, starting at €699 for the 32GB version. It’s unclear where else Samsung plans to offer a similar deal, though we hope most of Europe and the U.S. will be included at the very least.

Last week the South Korean company revealed that profits were down by 8 percent compared to a year earlier, largely due to disappointing smartphone sales. Samsung apparently manufactured too many Galaxy S6 units and not enough copies of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Cheaper prices may help move some of those unsold handsets.

Samsung may still be able to rebound with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 later this summer. The new phablets will apparently cost less right off the bat. The company is also expected to promote the curved-screen smartphone in most countries, while only offering the new Galaxy Note 5 in a few established markets like the U.S. and Korea.

Whether that’s enough to give Samsung a real boost remains to be seen. For now, though, this price drop is good news for anyone still interested in picking up a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge.


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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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