Pre-order your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge from this Friday, to get it on 10 April

Excited? You should be: there's plenty to love about Samsung's latest flagships

With just over three weeks to go until the official 10 April release of Samsung's new superphones, you'll have a chance to make sure there's one waiting for you come release day.

From this Friday, 20 March, all major high street retailers will have the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge available for pre-order. Samsung has said that the customers who pre-order their device from or from the Samsung Experience Store will have the opportunity to pick up their new phone a day early on 9 April.

We've already wrapped our hands around the S6 and S6 Edge at MWC 2015, and we're slightly more excited about the curvy S6 Edge. It's one of the most innovative phones we've seen this year, entering curvy screen territory alongside the LG G Flex 2. Most flagship smartphones have become a little stale with their uniformities, so this new eye-catching design is something new we're rather looking forward to.

The S6 is going to be a fantastic phone in its own right, packing lots of features into a very attractive package in their new plastic-less metal chassis, which also happens to be just lighter than the S5. The Edge is that and more, with special widgets which have the potential to make the wraparound screen be more than just eye candy.

More helpful in the night than the day, you can preset it to display a night clock, or illuminate in different colours when the phone rings letting you know exactly who's calling you. Samsung's even invented a new way to hang up - the new Edge houses a fingerprint sensor next to the camera that you can press to quickly reject the call.

If all of this hasn't persuaded you to go and pitch a tent outside your nearest Carphone Warehouse, EE, O2 etc. then perhaps the HTC One M9 will be more up your street. We're living in the smartphone golden age, people. Embrace it.

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