Samsung’s arms in India and the Netherlands have suddenly stopped selling the 128GB models of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets. This leaves just the 32GB and 64GB variants up for grabs for those interested in purchasing the devices for themselves.
Samsung had famously ditched the microSD card slot when it launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagships earlier this year. It was hence forced to bring out three different storage options in order to appeal to all kinds of buyers.
The South Korean giant has not provided any official statement regarding why it has stopped selling the 128GB options of its handsets. However, it is believed that poor sales of these high-storage models have pushed Samsung towards taking this decision.
The low sales are most definitely a result of the high price points that these Galaxy S6 smartphones possess. While the normal model costs Rs 61900, the Edge variant goes for Rs 70900. Besides, very few people actually need 128GB worth of storage on their phones, given that cloud solutions have prospered so much lately.
As pointed out by GSM Arena, Samsung’s Indian as well as Dutch websites have stopped listing the 128GB options of the two devices. What’s more, the ‘Tech Specs’ sections on the devices’ Indian pages are mentioning that they exist only in 32GB and 64GB options. This is leading many to believe that the 128GB model will eventually be phased out all over the world.
Samsung is now busy preparing for the launch of its Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, which is rumored to have been slated for sometime in August. Stay tuned for all the news regarding these two upcoming devices.