Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Release Date in the Philippines is on April 18, 2015 : Prices Start at Php 35,990

Samsung Mobile Philippines has just confirmed that their 2015 battleship handset Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge variant will both see official launch in the country on April 18, 2015.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Philippines

The regular model with flat display, Samsung Galaxy S6, will don a price tag of Php 35,990 for the 32GB model while the 64GB version will sell for Php 41,990. (Read Mark of TechPinas' First Impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Dual SIM and check out 'in the flesh' photos of the phone.)

Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Philippines

On the other hand, the 32 GB model of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - which has a display that gently curves down its left and right sides - will go for Php 41,990 while Pinoy consumers can own the 64 GB version for Php 47,990. (Read Mark of TechPinas' First Impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Philippines

Off hand, it appears that the Philippines won't be getting the 128GB version of either handsets upon their local launch. Samsung hasn't given confirmation on those variants' availability at a later time.

Apart from their display, battery size, number of SIM slots, and dimensions, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge share almost the exact same technical specifications -- headlined by the Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and ISOCELL sensor, 5 MegaPixel front cam, 4K video recorder, 4G LTE connectivity support, and Android Lollipop Operating System with TouchWiz user interface.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Comparison Table (TSTSCT)
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Dual SIM PhilippinesSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 138 grams132 grams
Available Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Limited)White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald (Limited)
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz Skin
Display 5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio), Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio) with Curved Edges, Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor, GPU, Chipset Octa Core: Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex A57, Mali-T760 GPU, Exynos 7420 chipset
Internal Storage 32/64/128 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, 3456 x 4608 pixels, Optical Image stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash
Features: Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR (Front and Rear), F1.9, Low Light Video (Front and Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, Auto HDR
Audio and Video Playback Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL 3.0 A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity, Sharing 4G LTE Cat6, 3G HSPA+, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, NFC, IR Remote, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate Monitor, Touch-Type Finger Scanner, UV
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM = SIM 1 (LTE) + SIM 2 (2G)Single nanoSIM (LTE)
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 2,550 mAh battery, Wireless Charging ~ WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatibleNon-Removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery, Wireless Charging ~ WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatible
Value Added FeaturesFlagship Release, All-New Design, Fingerprint Sensor (PayPal certified), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps(OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive+, Themes, Quick Connect, Private Mode, S Finder, S Voice
AnnouncementWorldwide: March 1, 2015 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
AvailabilityPhilippines: April 18, 2015
PriceTP Guesstimate
(March 2015):
Philippines - Php 35,000 to Php 36,000

(Update) Official SRP:
32GB SGS6 - Php 35,990
64GB SGS6 - Php 41,990
TP Guesstimate
(March 2015):
Philippines - Php 40,000 to Php 45,000

(Update) Official SRP:
32GB SGS6 Edge - Php 41,990
64GB SGS6 Edge - Php 47,990