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progman2000
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7/30/2015 | 7:44:09 PM
Thank you
Just the news I have been waiting for. I have been wanting to upgrade my Galaxy Note II and was hoping they would be pushing prices down.
tzubair
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7/30/2015 | 11:06:35 PM
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"Just the news I have been waiting for. I have been wanting to upgrade my Galaxy Note II and was hoping they would be pushing prices down."

@progman2000: I don't think it's a good idea to upgrade from Note (I'm assuming Note 3) to Samsung S6. I think Note has an overall different appeal with it's screen size and the pen which also serves as a tablet plus a phone.
tzubair
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7/30/2015 | 11:09:31 PM
Im[act of price cut
I am still unsure whether the price cut will have a strong impact on sales. S6 was highly priced and only a selected few models came close to it in that price band. Even after a reduction in price, it does not become a whole lot cheaper and would still be much more expensive than other Android phones. Apart from iPhone 6, no other phone comes close to it in terms of the price. Consumers who couldnt buy S6 earlier on will still be unable to because the price band is still very high that it resides in.
progman2000
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7/31/2015 | 6:13:07 AM
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I would actually be going from the Note 2, which still has the removable battery. I have NEVER used the pen, so no loss there, and the screen size has gotten tiresome to lug around. That said, I am still on the fence.
SunitaT0
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7/31/2015 | 2:26:25 PM
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Having owned a multitude of Samsung phones covering various price ranges I can say with confidence is that the S6 Edge would win over the sales of S6 because of the viral marketing of the Edge and the beautiful looks.
SunitaT0
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7/31/2015 | 2:28:52 PM
Re: Im[act of price cut
As a value product a 13% decrease in prices would lift the bargaining chip to benefit the sales. We are looking at a profit of more than 6 bn dollars.
mak63
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7/31/2015 | 2:28:55 PM
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Samsung recorded a net profit of $4.93 billion on sales of $41.7 billion.
Does anyone else is surprised by these numbers? $4.93 billion in just 3 months! Isn't that pretty amazing?
In any case, I used to like Samsung. But they lost a customer on the G6. They should stop copying what Apple does.
progman2000
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7/31/2015 | 2:30:34 PM
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Does that mean the S6 Edge is necessarily a better phone? I think one of the reasons I have been hesitant to upgrade is the mountain of research that goes into the whole phone shopping thing...
SunitaT0
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7/31/2015 | 2:31:15 PM
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@mak63: everyone steals from everyone. Samsung steals more from other smartphone giants.
StaceyE
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7/31/2015 | 4:35:15 PM
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I agree.ive had my Samsung galaxy ring for two years, been waiting for a price drop as well. I just wish they would make smaller versions like my Ring. I don't need bigger!
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