In Reddit we trust… For leaks that is. Over the weekend, a thread began that told of a trip to Best Buy wherein an employee disclosed a small-scale Samsung “secret”: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be making their way into stores this Friday (March 27th), the same day the yellow-colored retailer will open pre-orders for the AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint models. An additional product was also mentioned as a free “device” for those who pre-order, which could be a wireless charger. The phones would then begin shipping on April 10th.
Additional posts in the thread saw other users independently verifying the news from their respective stores, as was it also revealed that in-store demo models have been available for testing in Canada for some time now. It is unclear as to if the “free device” will be exclusive to reservations at brick and mortar stores, or if it will be provided to all advanced proceedings.
While none of this has been confirmed by either Best Buy or Samsung, given the mass-scale of interest in the devices, it would be prudent for Best Buy to open reservations as early as possible. Talk of the freebie in particular is interesting in that it follows suit along with what Samsung did in Japan last year: Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note Edge were sold with the device’s Flip Wallet case, and the Galaxy Tab S with the official Book Cover case.