Samsung Galaxy S6: 5 Things We Learned in July

July has been a busy month for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and today we want to take a closer look at a few things prospective Galaxy S6 buyers and current Galaxy S6 owners should know as we head into August.

After weeks of rumors and speculation, in February Samsung came to Mobile World Congress to announce two new flagship Galaxy S smartphones. One, Galaxy S6. The other is the curved version of the device known as the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The two devices launched Samsung’s new design language and immediately climbed the charts to become two of the best Android smartphones. And they will stay there until Samsung lowers the curtain around the Galaxy S7.

In the months since its April launch, Samsung and Galaxy S6 variants have been extremely busy. We’ve seen Galaxy S6 deals pop up, and we’ve seen several new Android updates hitting both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the company’s Galaxy S6 Edge.

As we move towards autumn, we’re starting to see new and important details emerge for Galaxy S6 owners and those considering making it their next phone.

This month in particular has been enlightening and today we want to take a look at some of the things current and future owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6 should know. Keep these details in mind as you move from July to August.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Price Discount

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were priced at $199.99 and $299.99 in the US when they first arrived. These prices may come down soon.

Samsung has announced that it will. Lower the price of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Its announcement doesn’t say when or where this price adjustment will happen, it just happens.

With new premium smartphones on the way and Samsung is losing market shareWe expect the change to take place in the near future, perhaps in August.


In July, we also discovered a few new Galaxy S6 deals that buyers in the United States should be aware of. We haven’t yet seen the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge drop for free on contract, but we did see Samsung and its retailers slash the price of the Galaxy S6 flagship to make it more appealing before the massive drop should be.

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While the price drop is stable, most of these deals are temporary, so you’ll want to be on the lookout for bargains as we head into August. Now there is no reason to pay $199.99 or $299.99.

AT&T Galaxy S6 Price Increase

Samsung is planning a price cut, it looks like AT&T is planning to increase fees.

Starting August 1, AT&T reportedly crash How much does it cost to buy a smartphone with a two-year contract or AT&T Next payment plans.

AT&T has yet to confirm their plans, but it looks like they will increase activation fees to $45 for two-year contracts and AT&T Next upgrade fees to $15. Those are minor changes, yes, but they mean you’ll likely pay more for a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge in August.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Update

July provided a host of new details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Lollipop release.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is Google’s current version of Lollipop and is an update that fixes ongoing TouchWiz and Lollipop issues while improving the two devices. In other words, this is an important update.


While the Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 update is limited, it is expected to continue rolling out in the coming days, weeks and maybe months. Some carriers have confirmed the upcoming Android 5.1.1 releases, although it looks like there will be some delays. Android 5.1.1 updates have been reported to cause battery life issues on some Galaxy S6 models.

we also saw several non-Android 5.1.1 bug fixes It will spread to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and it is unclear whether these models will migrate to Android 5.1.1 or remain as is.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If you’re considering buying the Galaxy S6, you’ll want to know that a Galaxy S6 competitor is on the way and will be announced on August 13 in New York.

Samsung has yet to confirm the Galaxy Note 5 flagship, but it looks set to launch next month with a Galaxy S6-inspired design and some other powerful features.


Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup always praises the Galaxy S lineup before the holidays, and it looks like the Galaxy Note release date will go much earlier this year.

With the Galaxy Note 5 launch so close, we recommend not buying the Galaxy S6 until the company has had a chance to recap its fall flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

If you are considering buying a Galaxy S6 Edge, know that it will have new competition on August 13.

Samsung is expected to launch a Galaxy S6 Edge+ alongside the Galaxy Note 5. The device is said to be a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, apart from a few differences. It looks like it will go on sale with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on August 21. And like the Galaxy Note 5, it’s expected to land on American carriers.

Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be reportedly comes with a premium price tag and Samsung made that clear in today’s announcement It’s about the Galaxy S6 price cuts.

The Mobile Business plans to firmly maintain premium smartphone sales by flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and launching a new model with a larger screen.

In other words, expect both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to be cheaper than the 5.7-inch version of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

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