Samsung S6 Edge+, Note 5 Smartphones Available for Preorder
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have all announced their preorder and release plans for the new Samsung handsets, which were unveiled on Aug. 13.With Samsung's Aug. 13 global launch of its new flagship Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones, all four major U.S. mobile carriers have now announced preorder and shipment programs for the new handsets. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 share the same basic platform, including 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED displays, 4GB of RAM—up 1GB from previous versions—and more powerful octa-core Exynos 7420 processors. Also included on both models are a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5MP front camera with additional improvements such as a quick launch feature to capture photos faster with fewer finger taps to unlock the phones. The phones include 32GB or 64GB of built-in non-expandable storage. Both devices are extensions of existing flagship models introduced earlier by the company. AT&T preorders are available immediately and devices will ship Aug. 21. AT&T is offering the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Black Sapphire or Gold Platinum for $0 down on AT&T Next 24, 18, and 12 purchasing plans. The 64GB model will cost $30.50 a month for 30 months ($915 total), $38.13 a month for 24 months ($915.12 total) or $45.75 per month for 20 months (total $915). The 32GB version will sell for $27.17 per month for 30 months (total $815.10), $33.96 a month for 24 months (total $815.04) or $40.75 a month for 20 months (total $815). The new Galaxy Note 5 is available in Black Sapphire or White Pearl for $0 down on AT&T's purchasing plans. The 64GB Note 5 is $28 a month for 30 months (total $840), $35 a month for 24 months (total $840) or $42 a month for 20 months (total $840). The 32GB Note 5 is $24.67 a month for 30 months (total $740.10), $30.84 a month for 24 months (total $740.16) or $37 a month for 20 months (total $740).
AT&T is also offering a limited time $300 bill credit promotion to DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse TV customers who switch their wireless lines to AT&T when buying one of the new handsets. A $200 trade-in credit is also available to customers who trade-in an eligible smartphone on one of the new devices.