Despite generally favorable reviews, and impressive spec sheets crammed full of the latest mobile tech, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge haven't been selling quite as well as expected since launching earlier this year. Samsung had been hoping that its new Android flagships would help boost profitability in its mobile division, but lackluster sales resulted in a profit slide of over 7% last quarter.
When it reported its latest quarterly financial report last week, Samsung hinted at pricing 'adjustments' on the way for its two range-toppers - and now, those changes are apparently starting to come into effect. T-Mobile is the first carrier in the US to adjust its prices - downwards, of course - slashing up to $200 from the full retail prices of the two handsets:
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- 32GB | was $679.92 | now $579.99 ($99.93 off)
- 64GB | was $759.99 | now $659.99 ($100.00 off)
- 128GB | was $859.99 | now $659.99 ($200.00 off)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
- 32GB | was $779.76 | now $679.99 ($99.77 off)
- 64GB | was $859.83 | now $759.99 ($99.84 off)
- 128GB | was $959.83 | now $759.99 ($199.84 off)
As you may already have spotted, these latest revisions have resulted in a rather unusual pricing structure for both handset ranges, with the 64GB and 128GB models now at the same price. This seems a little odd - after all, why choose the 64GB model when you can get double the storage for the same money?
T-Mobile says that these discounts are available as part of a "limited time" promotion - but with Samsung itself set to lower its suggested retail price for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, you can expect other carriers and retailers to introduce their own price cuts and promotional offers soon.