Boost Mobile took to Twitter today to let us all know that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be coming to Boost. Boost isn't saying when the S6, which was announced at the big Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona last week, will be available on Boost or how much it will cost.
Samsung says that the S6 launch will beginning April 10 on selected carriers. I expect that Sprint postpaid customers will get first crack at the S6, with the Boost version showing up a bit later. If history is any guide, Boost got its S5 on May 19, 2014, 38 days after Sprint. As for the price, I expect the Boost's S6 will cost the same $599.99 as its S5 did when it was first released.
Should you get the S6? Personally I would never pay $600 for a phone but if you are the type who is willing to pay top dollar for the latest and greatest, here's some things about the S6 that look better than S5 at least on paper:
- The S6 is thinner, 6.8 mm vs 8.1 mm, and lighter, 138g vs 145g
- The S6 has an aluminum body, the s5 is plastic
- Both phones have 5.1 inch screens, but the S6 has a higher 1440 x 2560 px resolution than the S5's 1080 x 1930 px
- Both have 16 MP main cameras but the S6 gets a 5 MP front facing camera vs the S5's 2.1 MP
- The S6 uses a new Samsung made 14 nm Exynos Octa eight core 2.1 Ghz 64 bit processor. The S5 runs a 28 nm four core 2.5 Ghz 32 bit Qualcomn Snapdragon 801. The S6 should be faster.
- The S6 has 128 GB of internal storage, the S5 32 GB
- The S5 is is IP67 water and dust resistant, meaning it can survive 30 minutes in 1 meter deep water, the S6 makes no claims of water or dust resistance.
- The S5 has a user replaceable battery and a micro SD card slot, the S6 has neither.
- The S5 has a bigger battery, 2800 mAh vs 2550 mAh, but the 14 nm processor should have lower power consumption so the S6 will probably actually have better battery life.
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