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Here’s why you probably shouldn’t buy the Galaxy S6 when it launches

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:57PM EST
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If all of the leaks and rumors end up panning out when Samsung unveils its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship phones next week, we could be in store for the most incredible Android smartphones the world has ever seen. The leaked designs look fantastic, though Apple-esque, and supposed performance test results point to the most powerful smartphone the world has ever seen.

Despite all that, however, you might want to do your best to avoid purchasing the phone when it launches in the coming months.

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If you’re a smartphone enthusiast in the market for a new handset, the odds are pretty good that you’ll want to buy one of Samsung’s new flagship phones as soon as it’s released. Everything we have heard thus far points to a positively gorgeous pair of new smartphones with brains to match their brawn.

As noted in a new study from Idealo, however, it’s a much better idea to fight the temptation and refrain from buying the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge when they are released.

While some phone prices don’t really move much for a while after they debut, many Android phones see deals and price drops shortly after launch. Such is the case with most or even all Samsung phones, and Idealo says you could save big money by waiting to make your purchase.

“Idealo estimates a price fall of 17% within 3 months,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Within 6 months, this year’s top smartphone could be available for 28% less than the market release price.”

Considering how expensive the Galaxy S6 is expected to me, those savings could really add up.

According to BGR’s sources, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will feature a quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit octa-core processor, a case made entirely of metal and glass, as much as 128GB of internal storage, a new mobile payment system based on LoopPay, and Android Lollipop.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.