Vodacom reveals Samsung Galaxy S6 pricing

2015-04-07 11:26 - Gareth van Zyl
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A visitor to the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain tries out Samsung's latest smartphone range. (Gareth van Zyl)

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Johannesburg - Prices for Samsung’s latest flagship phone range, the S6, have been revealed by mobile operator Vodacom.

Samsung launched its S6 smartphone range at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain last month, where two versions of the phone were on show.

Meanwhile, Vodacom last month also announced that it is launching the S6 series in SA on April 10 with limited stock. And the operator has now revealed its pricing for the devices.

The standard Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE 32GB is set to cost R12 399 in South Africa from Vodacom. On contracts such as the Vodacom's Smart S, this means this S6 will cost R529 per month.

Vodacom is also selling black, white and gold versions of the phone, while the company says that all devices are planned to come with a free wireless charger and cover worth R1 100. Gold versions of the phone are said to be exclusive to Vodacom.

Meanwhile, the Samsung S6 Edge LTE 64GB, which has an edged screen feature, is also planned to be available from April 10 from Vodacom, but it will be priced higher at R16 149.

Vodacom says the S6 Edge will be available “on a range of contracts including the Vodacom Smart S for R679 per month”.

Like its standard S6 counterpart, the Edge is also planned to be available in black, white and gold and comes with a free wireless charger and cover worth R1 100.

Both versions of the S6 feature Google’s Android 5.0 operating system. Other features of the phones include a 16-Megapixel camera back-facing camera, a 5-Megapixel camera, and octa-core processors.


Samsung's standard S6 on the left and the edged version on the right. (Gareth van Zyl)

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