Update 1: it is confirmed Samsung Galaxy S6 release date will be April 10, 2015. It will be first available in 20+ countries /regions and then released in 150+ countries/regions within Q2 2015.
It is almost certain that Samsung will announce Galaxy S6 on March 1, 2015, one day before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.
But you may wonder what the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is. Or in other words, when can you get the Samsung Galaxy S6?
What is the difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and March 1, 2015?
On March 1, 2015, Samsung will only announce the Galaxy S6. You cannot buy it on that day.
Samsung Galaxy S6 release date means you can buy the phone on that day. A smartphone usually is announced or launched (it is usually demoed as well in the event) before the release date. Of course, on a few occasions (usually for smaller players), the phone may be announced and released at the same day.
For Samsung, most flagship smartphones and tables are released about one month after they are announced. As a comparison, Apple, usually releases new iPhone or iPad about one week after the announcement.
The duration (waiting period) between the release date and announcement is more profound than what you may think.
In the technical and logistic aspect, a large-scale product release requires more staff to cope with the surge in sales. The stocking and dispatching to distributors is also a factor to be considered. Apple has full control of its sales channel in most regions. Samsung has to rely on distributors in some regions.
In the marketing aspect, if the duration is too long, people already forget the announcement and the excitement. If it is too short, the product will not be talked enough in the newspaper and social media. Apple usually has no issue with media coverage when a new iPhone or new iPad is announced because they have very limited new products each year.
On the contrary, Samsung has so many phones; they have to find a suitable time slot for each product. Normally, Galaxy S series phones are announced in February/March to catch the sales in summer. Galaxy Note devices are announced in September/October to catch the sales in the holiday season.
In short, you have to wait from a few weeks to a few months before you can get the Galaxy S6 depending on your region.
So, what is the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date?
Of course, Samsung tried to keep the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date as a top secret.
But you can get some hints of the possible Samsung Galaxy S6 release date.
As mentioned, for a large-scale Galaxy S6 release, manpower is an important factor. It must be planned well ahead of the scheduled release date. During this period, most employees are not allowed to take non-urgent leaves. This is called blackout period for leaves. The employer must announce the blackout period early enough. In fact, Apple fails to keep the secret of the release date for their iPhone and iPad because of the leaked blackout period.
For Galaxy S6, according to some leaked internal communications, the blackout period is from March 22nd to March 30th.
So, it is almost certain Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is on March 22 or 23.
Update: it is confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S6 release date will be on April 10, 2015. It will be first available in 20+ countries /regions, and then released in all 150+ countries/regions within Q2 2015.
Galaxy S6 edge release date will be on April 19 or 20, based on similar blackout arrangement.
Galaxy S6 edge release date will also be on April 10, 2015. But Galaxy S6 edge will be released in selected countries/regions only.
So, can I buy Galaxy S6 on the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date?
Depending on your region, the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date for your region may be later.
March 22 April 10 is the earliest global release date for Galaxy S6 in most regions. The phone may be released later in some regions.
We will update you on the actual Samsung Galaxy S6 release date in different regions.
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