Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now On Sale in Malaysia

Life happened. I had missed the last few Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge events. Including the one that happened last Friday, on 17 April 2015, at the Samsung Electronics Store at The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley, where Samsung Malaysia Electronics officially held the Consumer Launch of the 2015 flagships availability to the public in Malaysia!

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Early birds throng the Samsung Electronics Store early in the morning to be the first to own the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

YES!!! You can now officially get your itchy hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and/or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Malaysia!!!

In case you missed it, Samsung Mobile Malaysia has been teasing this all over their Facebook Page HERE, leading up to the availability of the 2015 flagship devices. The Consumer Launch event, of course, was filled with long queue of people wanting to be the first few to get their hands on the new gadgets.

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Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics together with the ecstatic winners of the “I want #myGalaxyS6” hunt

Then, there are the winners to the “I want #myGalaxyS6” hunt where 30 Galaxy S6 and 30 Galaxy S6 edge was given away.

See Also : Samsung Malaysia “I want #myGalaxyS6″ giving away 60x Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

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(L-R) Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT and Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics, Brand Ambassador Dato’ Lee Chong Wei with Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics celebrating the official arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in stores nationwide

The highlight of the event, is the Meet & Greet session with our national hero, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, who was also present to giveaway exclusive autographed badminton rackets.

It is indeed one of the most anticipated event of the year for smartphone lovers. The announcement of the 2015 flagships, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge garners as much attention as the next iPhone launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYtWWDor2s

This year, there’s significantly more buzz following the launch. Because, for the first time in many years of Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone iterations, Samsung finally listened to their customers and stop making plasticky phones. They went with premium materials and build quality this time, announcing not one but two flagship devices.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 _Gold Platinum

As a refresher, here’s a quick specs overview of the Samsung Galaxy S6 :-

  • 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440)
  • 2.1 GHz octa-core processor
  • 32 GB internal storage (no expandable microSD) + 3 GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS with TouchWiz UI (upgraded to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” OS)
  • 16 megapixel UHD 4K video rear camera; 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 6.8 mm thin, weighing only 138 grams
  • 2,550 mAH non-removable battery (up to 17 hours 3G talktime)
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+ nano SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Available in 4 colours : White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz
  • Recommended Retail Price (RRP) : RM 2,599 (incl. 6% GST)

For more information and specifications, check out the Samsung Galaxy S6 Malaysian product page HERE.

*Source : Samsung Galaxy S6 website

The Samsung flagship now has better built quality and materials – with Gorilla Glass front and back and metal sides (that many has pointed out looks too similar to the iPhone 6 profile), the Galaxy S6 certainly looks like a premium device this time round. And a premium price tag it carries as well – up to RM 2,599 from previous prices of ~RM 2,200 range.

Other than the significant build quality improvement, the other thing of note is the fast battery charging technology. While smartphone batteries have seen slower progress, Samsung has improved their flagship with Wireless Charging technology built in (Samsung Wireless Charging sold separately), and faster charging capabilities. A 10-minute charge can power your Galaxy S6 for an additional 4 hours of usage!

No Samsung flagship would be complete without a stunning display. The Galaxy S6 has a 5.1″ screen with a whopping 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display. Better than any retina iPhones. In fact, sharper than your eyes can see, to be honest.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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Galaxy S6 edge_Gold Platinum

Here’s a quick specs overview of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge :-

  • 5.1” dual edge Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440)
  • 2.1 GHz octa-core processor
  • 32 / 64 GB internal storage (no expandable microSD) + 3 GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS with TouchWiz UI (upgraded to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” OS)
  • 16 megapixel UHD 4K video rear camera; 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 7 mm thin, weighing only 132 grams
  • 2,600 mAH non-removable battery (up to 18 hours 3G talktime)
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+ nano SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Available in 4 colours : White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald
  • Recommended Retail Price (RRP) : RM 3,099 (incl. 6% GST)

For more information and specifications, check out the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Malaysian product page HERE.

*Source : Samsung Galaxy S6 edge website

The beauty of this flagship version is of course, the dual edge curved display screen that showcases Samsung’s curved screen innovation. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note edge that features a single side curve screen for additional notifications, the Galaxy S6 edge curves don’t serve that much function, other than mostly aesthetic beauty.

Not that the dual curve edges are useless though, you can swipe in from the right to reveal shortcut icons ala Speed Dial, which you can assign different colour codes to different contacts. When your phone rings, with your screen face down, you can see the screen emit the colour of the contact you assign glowing through.

Other specs and features are almost identical to the Galaxy S6 – from build quality, display screen resolution, fast charging battery to camera megapixels. You’d just be opting to pay RM 500 more for a more beautiful, head-turning curved screen. Oh – one that’s a hair thicker with slightly bigger battery, but a smidgen lighter.

 

Pre-Orders Exceeded Expectations

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Since the launch on 2 April 2015, pre-orders began with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Gold Platinum being the more popular choice among Malaysians.

According to Samsung, the global demand for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge was much higher than initially anticipated as both phones had already snagged around 20 million preorders over the past few weeks.

If you’ve been trying, but couldn’t get your hands on the Gold Platinum version of the flagship, fret not. Samsung Malaysia Electronics also announced that it will be restocking the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Gold Platinum to meet the overwhelming response from Malaysian consumers.

 

Available Telco Plans

In case you’re not into paying for the device outright, you can also opt to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from any of these Big 3 telco’s mobile plans:-

  • Maxis Galaxy S6 plan with device from RM 1,659 + monthly fee from RM 128 / month HERE
    • -OR- Galaxy S6 edge plan with device from RM 1,999 + monthly fee from RM 158 / month HERE (Emerald Green available exclusively to Maxis)
  • Celcom Galaxy S6 plan with device from RM 1,088 OR monthly fee from RM 85 / month HERE
    • -OR- Galaxy S6 edge plan with device from RM 1,488 + monthly fee from RM 85 / month HERE
  • DiGi Galaxy S6 plan with device from RM 1,329 OR monthly fee from RM 48 / month HERE
    • -OR- Galaxy S6 edge plan with device from RM 1,739 + monthly fee from RM 48 / month HERE

 

For more information, visit Samsung Malaysia’s website at http://www.samsung.com/my/ or *LIKE* the Samsung Mobile Malaysia Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/samsungmobilemalaysia

 


Samsung Galaxy S6 _Combination_Blue Topaz

Samsung Galaxy S6 / Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

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