Big box retailers like Best Buy have good reason to thank Samsung as it positions its retail chain to ride the incoming wave of the latest smartphone craving customers looking to get their hands on the Galaxy S6 Edge. Best Buy is fanning the flame, so to speak, as the store is offering this cutting edge goliath of a smart phone for $99 with a 2-year Verizon contract.
With a Super AMOLED 5.1-inch Quad HD Gorilla Glass display, an octa-core Exynos processor and 3GB of RAM, this will give Apple a run for their money as they are about to release their iPhone 6s line. If you are looking to become one of the many recent converts to the Samsung brand by way of Apple, your days of stressing trying to find a wall outlet will be long gone, since the Edge comes with a 2600 mAh battery that should last an entire day without any issues.
Recent reports indicate that Apple will not be trying to compete with Samsung in the battery life department, however this isn’t the only area where Apple will be lagging behind. The Samsung Galaxy 6S will be markedly faster, boasting a 5077 Geekbench Multi-Core score versus Apple’s paltry 4577.
Superior specs aside, the Samsung Galaxy S6 promotion at Best Buy will, without question, bring an influx of folks who want to get their hands on the latest phone at a competitive price. What remains to be seen, is if Best Buy will hedge its bets by offering an equally competitive promotion for Apple’s new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus lines.
With Apple offering competitive upgrade plans that Samsung has yet to find an answer to, it makes sense that the South Korean company is leveraging a promotion like this through Best Buy to keep their constituents coming back for the next version while iPhone users may be quietly upgrading behind the scenes to the latest model through their carriers.