Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be launching very soon in the Middle-East region later this month. The flagships prices has been leaked in a list that includes all variants of both devices in Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. Here's the prices list.
Let's start with the Samsung Galaxy S6 single SIM model. With 32GB of native storage, the phone is priced at the equivalent of $714 USD in both Qatar and Bahrain. In Kuwait, it will be priced at $699 USD. The 64GB version is priced in Qatar at $796 USD. In Bahrain, it will be priced at $793 USD and is $10 USD cheaper in Kuwait. The dual SIM 32GB model will cost $741 USD in Qatar and Bahrain, and $726 in Kuwait. The 64GB with dual SIM capabilities will run you $824 (Qatar), $820 (Bahrain) and $806 (Kuwait).
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is priced in Qatar at the equivalent of $851 USD, $933 USD and $1043 USD for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models respectively. The same models are tagged at $846 USD, $934 USD and $1034 USD in Bahrain. In Kuwait, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is priced at $833 USD (32GB), $916 USD (64GB) and $1019 USD (128GB).
Google is already have its latest tablet, HTC Nexus 9, available for purchasing on Google Play Store but it's not available on all regions yet. Luckily for Nexus users in the Middle-East, the Google Nexus 9 is Now Available on the Middle-East, the tablet has launched in Qatar, UAE and Kuwait so far and is headed to more countries.
Middle-East users can now enjoy Google's latest Lollipop-tablet. X-cite, a major electronics retailers in Kuwait, is listing 2 variants of the HTC Nexus 9 with a price tag starts from $480 for the Black 16 GB 4G LTE and $580 for the White 32 GB 4G LTE variant. Nexus 9 is heading to more regions as Google tends to make it available worldwide.
Middle-East is a large market for LG products, that's why the Korean company is now Rolling-out the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all it's Arabic users in the Middle-East Over-the-air.
The New Update brings a new Lock Screen notification system, new Recent Apps menu, battery life enhancements via Project Volta and pull-down Quick Settings. If you live on any country in the Middle-East region and own an LG G3, try and check your phone for update now.
Samsung is working hard on providing the latest updates to its users all around the globe on all markets, one of those big markets is the Middle-East, Users in the Middle-East haven't got the update yet and users complain that updates are always late for this region.
Well, We got some Exclusive Good-News for all Samsung Galaxy S5 users in the Middle-East, The Official Arabic-supported Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) is currently under Testing and will be released very soon. We already got some Exclusive screenshots from the BETA firmware.
The update will pack Android build 5.0 with the latest Bug fixes, Stability improvements, Performance Enhancements, Material Design TouchWiz and Full Arabic language support (System, Input). If the Testing went smooth, we should see this update Available Over-the-air (OTA) in the next few weeks.
We can't currently provide you with the firmware link as it's still in BETA stages. Our source indicates that the firmware is about 1.4 GB in size and still not fully translated to Arabic (and other RTL languages). Here's the list of the Regions that will get this Update by the time the testing is done.
Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Arabic Lollipop Firmware Regions:
• Saudi Arabia (STC) - [G900FXFU1BOXX]
• Saudi Arabia - [G900FKSA1BOXX]
• Egypt - [G900FEGY1BOXX]
• United Arab Emirates - [G900FXSG1BOXX]
• Lebanon - [G900FLEB1BOXX]
• التحديث العربي الرسمي
Earlier last month, we posted some leaked screenshots of a BETA firmware of the Arabic Lollipop 5.0 Update on the Samsung Galaxy S5, showing a non-completed RTL support and the new TouchWiz UI with Material Design. Meanwhile, Middle-east Galaxy S5 users are still awating their Lollipop update.
@Hasan_q8_86 Hello, the Lollipop update will be released soon. We thank you for your patience :)— Samsung Gulf (@SamsungGulf) May 5, 2015
Today, SamsungGulf (Arab Gulf GCC region) has tweeted from its official twitter account that the Arabic Galaxy S5 Official Lollipop update is "Coming very soon", no exact date revealed yet but we can expect the update to be start rolling-out Over-the-air (OTA) during this month.
Stay tuned for more info regarding the Galaxy S5 Middle-east update!
Here we go again... After denying many mid-range devices Lollipop updates, Now, Samsung Gulf announced via its official twitter account that the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) will NOT be getting its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the Gulf states only, which is more bad News for middle-east users.
The samsung Galaxy A5 is a very new device, This may also mean that the whole Galaxy A series (A3, A5 and A7) may not get updated in that region too which is a very bad news for the users in the Middle-east region.
@mohamedabdgalil أهلاً بك ، نأسف لن يتم إصدار تحديث Lollipop للجهاز الذي حددته، سنبقيك على اطلاع. شكراً لك— Samsung Gulf (@SamsungGulf) May 17, 2015
Tweet Translation from Arabic to English:
"Welcome, We are sorry that the device you mentioned ["Galaxy A5"] won't be getting the Lollipop update, we will keep you updated, thank you."
However, this decision won't affect other Galaxy A users in other Regions as Samsung has already released the official Android 5.0.2 lollipop update for the Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) while other variants A3 (SM-A300) and A5 (SM-A500) are awaiting the same update in the upcoming few weeks.
This is not the first time that Samsung Gulf or Samsung Mobile Arabia cancels or denies a Lollipop for a mid-range device, the list is long (including Grand Prime, Core Prime, Note 8.0, Note 3 Neo and Tab 4).
Finally, after denying too many devices from the Lollipop update, Samsung Mobile Arabia has officially posted a list of the confirmed devices to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is in the Middle-East region, Here's the list:
List of Confirmed Devices for Lollipop Update (Middle-East):
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy S4
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S5
- Galaxy ALPHA
- Galaxy Tab S
@yusuf_zohair Hey, the following devices will be getting the Lollipop update : Note3, TabS, S4, S4 Active , Alpha and S5.— SamsungMobileArabia (@SamsungMobileME) May 19, 2015
Only devices included on the list above are confirmed to receive the Official Lollipop update in all Middle-east regions in a timeframe of 1 - 2 months at least.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850F) official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is rolling-out in the Middle-East starting with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The update is already available in various other regions around the world.
The Update packs Android build 5.0.2, New TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New notifications menu, New lock-screen along with various bug fixes, security enhancements and performance improvements. You can now download Samsung's Official Galaxy Alpha Lollipop 5.0.2 from our YouFirmware section below.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha 5.0.2 Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy Alpha
- Model: SM-G850F
- Country: United Arab Emirates (XSG) عربي
- Firmware Version: G850FXXU2COE7
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0.2
- Build Date: May 12, 2015
- Changelist: 4667691
- PDA: G850FXXU2COE7
- CSC: G850FOJVCOE1
Don't forget to use our ODIN 3 Tutorial to learn how to manually flash the Firmware above into your Samsung device safely and easily.
Samsung's users in the Middle-East and Arab Gulf region are still waiting for their Lollipop update since march.
Today, SamsungMobileArabia and SamsungGulf confirmed via their official twitter accounts that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 LTE Official Android 5.0 Lollipop FOTA (Firmware Over-the-air) update will coming during this week.
@rheeyoo_ Hello, please visit the nearest customer service center to update your device as the FOTA version will be released this week.— SamsungMobileArabia (@SamsungMobileME) June 14, 2015
@lebman77 Hello, please visit the nearest customer service center to update your device as the FOTA version will be released this week.— Samsung Gulf (@SamsungGulf) June 14, 2015
The Update will bring an updated TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New lockscreen, ew Notification bar, Performance improvements and Bug fixes to both LTE and 3G Arabic variants. Stay tuned for more!