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As such, the phones will start at $999 for a 32GB model of the Galaxy S6, grabbing 64GB for $1149 and 128GB for $1299, while the more curvaceous Galaxy S6 Edge still start at $1149 for the 32GB model, come in at $1299 for the 64GB, and hit a jaw dropping near $1500 price of $1449 for a 128GB curved Galaxy S6 Edge.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge starts at $1149 outright and will hit as high as $1449.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge starts at $1149 outright and will hit as high as $1449.

We’ll be honest when we say we’re not surprised that 2015 has yielded a phone fetching nearly $1500, especially as Apple’s latest crop of smartphones hit more or less the exact same pricing, with the 5.5 inch iPhone Plus 6 128GB grabbing the same $1449 price tag as the Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB variant.

That is a lot of money to pay for a phone, especially one that omits some of the features Samsung has flaunted in the past, such as water resistance and storage upgradability, both features missing in action on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Still, we’re eager to see the high end screen, as it’s one of the areas Samsung does better than a lot of other companies, and we’re keen to see how the S6 stands up as a phone altogether, especially in light of its competition from other companies.

If you are too, you’ll find the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on pre-order online from 5pm on March 30, with stores getting the phone on April 10 in Australia in white and black finishes.