Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB, 128GB reaches ‘End of Life’ status at Bell

Ian Hardy

March 2, 2016 7:00pm

The lifespan of a smartphone is getting increasingly shorter.

According to an internal document we received, in an effort to make room for new flagships, Bell is giving a number of popular devices the “End of Life” status.

The most notable is the Samsung Galaxy S6, both the 64GB and 128GB black models, and also the Galaxy S4 from 2013. Also making the list is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Strangely, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge isn’t included in this list. Furthermore, it looks like Bell still intends to sell the Galaxy S6 32GB.

The removal of these devices makes room on Bell store shelves for the upcoming Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which are set to be widely available in Canada on March 11th.

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In addition, it seems Bell is removing the 128GB iPad Air 2 from its lineup.

This adds to speculation Apple plans to launch the iPad Air 3, which has also been rumoured to be called the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Related reading: Samsung Galaxy S6 review

  • Sean-Paul

    That was fast

  • Jean-Sébastien Roy

    only 64 and 128g version tho, but still.

  • Nundo

    I believe that Bell is only keeping the 32G models as an alternative. Considering you can walk into a Bell store now and purchase a S6/S6 edge and $99 on a new activation/ Hardware upgrade instead of paying $399/499 for a similar device since the S7 isn’t much as an upgrade :-/

  • Mo Dabbas

    That makes sense….. I’m actually surprised they just cut off the S4. Samsung is doing what apple does now by leaving their last year high end phone a cheaper option. So I’m not surprised they kept the 32Gb only. It’ll probably be 0 on contract once the S7 come out.

    • Francois Roy

      The S4 was their 0 dollar option, so it should be the S5 for the upcoming year.

      With the S7 starting at 399$, expect the S6 on-contract pricing to stay the same for a couple more months. (199$)

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  • KiwiBri

    strange. I have seen these carriers selling the S4 and S5 recently. The samsung devices just seem to hold their own. Even at $99 or $0 pricing on term which many consumers seem to like.
    EDIT: oh, I see they are keeping the 32GB model..

  • outburst

    Does that have implications for system updates or is this just an inventory thing?

  • FTR_Part_deux

    Was the GS5 removed a long time ago? Just curious, since they listed GS4 and GS6, but left out GS5.

    • Brad Fortin

      I think they replaced the S5 with the S5 Neo.

  • Brad Fortin

    What? They’re only leaving the 32 GB model? But that’s not enough for anyone, anywhere, ever! People need, at an absolutely minimum, twice that amount. /s

  • Nacos

    This just confirms how big of a failure (at least in the relative terms of expected sales) the Galaxy S6 was.