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Samsung reportedly boosts production volumes for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung reportedly boosts production volumes for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
Well, folks, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are basically a reality, with only weeks left before you're actually able to pre-order one. Samsung expects its new phones to have record-breaking sales, as it has put a large amount of effort into reimagining the Galaxy S series to look sleek, classy, and premium-grade. It appears that mobile carriers believe they will be able to sell a lot of the new handsets as well, as Sammy's business partners have, reportedly, pre-ordered 20 million units – 15 million of the Galaxy S6 and 5 million of the Galaxy S6 edge variant.

Now, another rumor reaffirms that the metal-and-glass Galaxies are getting quite the attention – allegedly, Samsung has boosted production and is now looking to build 13 million units by the end of April, 4 million of which will be the Galaxy S6 edge.

Yes, the curved fella will get a smaller volume of units, and there may be a couple of reasons for that. First of all, we've heard that the arched screen is not exactly a piece of cake to produce; and secondly, the S6 edge is still considered a bit of a niche device – while much more streamlined than the Galaxy Note Edge, the handset still sports an unorthodox shape, which will probably cause some mistrust in the mainstream user in terms of handling, case and screen protector options, et cetera, so it is reasonable to expect that most customers would flock around the more familiar shape of the “regular” S6.

As for when you will be able to get your paws on one of the new Galaxy flagships – global roll-out will begin on April 10th, while pre-orders should open around the 1st of April – at least that's when you will be able to reserve one from Verizon.


Thanks for the tip!

source: ETNews via G 4 Games

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posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:27 9

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I don't think the extra 150$ for the edge is worth it. I'll better spend 100$ for the extra storage variant for regular version and keep the 50$ change.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:29 1

4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


good point i might have to change my mind about the edge lol

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:58 15

11. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


To you it may not be worth it, for many others, it will be.
I am one of those who are willing to pay the extra money and get the better looking and more unique phone.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 07:33 10

17. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Same here. Orgasmic, that screen.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 09:11 2

20. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The edge is also faster

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 10:11 1

23. mouse456 (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


Ehh, no it isn't

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 20:16

26. joevsyou (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


how and why? i thought the parts inside was the same?

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 07:01

13. Biernot (unregistered)


true !

I don´t want or use the edge features.

32 GB is ok for me

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 08:08 4

18. JohnK (Posts: 117; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


Good thinking, so better chances for me to get my hands on a Edge :]

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 16:45

24. AnTuTu (Posts: 1575; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Getting Edge in Green for sure :)

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 20:15

25. joevsyou (Posts: 672; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


thats where i stand. I am going to wait till stores put them on display to make up my mind.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:28 12

2. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


s6 edge for me

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:29 2

3. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I'm surprised the Galaxy S6 edge is taking the lower share in the production volume when it's apparently the more desired phone between the two.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:33 8

5. derivativex (Posts: 176; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


it is more desirable indeed but will be expensive and if it follows the pricing scheme of note edge well... there you go hehe

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:55 1

9. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Still it doesn't make sense considering the S6 edge is the one getting more spotlight in teasers and ads. I have this thinking that the regular S6 will only act as a backup in case the edge thing doesn't click.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:41 1

6. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Desired on here; and other tech-based forums and news outlets where the readers are in the very minuscule minority. Apparently the Edge has gained enough traction from the Note line in 2014 to reciprocate its appearance again as a mainstream flagship variant. But make no mistake, it's the lesser desired of the two. New form factors take time to adapt to the market when they're first introduced and become more widely accepted.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 07:20 1

15. phljcnth (Posts: 479; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I don't think the S6 edge's form is too radical for a lot of people to raise brows on. Samsung kept the edge screen at a perfect minimum so it won't look weird while maintining its sleek and sexy look. I thought their curved display production has already matured to become viable and affordable for the mainstream.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:54

8. alouden (unregistered)


It is more desired. But if I were buying the phone, I would have to "settle" for the GS6 over the Edge , since it has no SD slot and I would need at least the 64 GB version

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:46 7

7. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


The only reason i prefer the edge over regular is due to that green color :P

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:56

10. darthmaul (Posts: 25; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Imagine the smudges and prints on that color...unfortunately that is what I prefer too :D

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 07:01 6

14. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


GG4 isn't the much of a fingerprint magnet, i have a Note 4 and i can assure you that. It is just that thousands were holding the units in MWC and that's why you saw thek fingerprints on them.
Another bonus comes with GG4, is that with a single swipe using a piece of cloth on the glass, and the phone will look fresh again.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 06:59 3

12. Alicia8870 (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


I think the edge is a gorgeous phone. I would gladly choose it as my next upgrade. But I think it will be more costly than I can afford. So I'll get the regular S6 in blue or gold.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 07:29 11

16. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I'm happy reading how people are planning on buying the new galaxies. It's not just about buying but it's helping keep a company that is pushing he limits of tech to stay in the game. Samsung needs us and we need them. My money goes to who gives me the best tech and this year s6 edge is where it's at.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 08:38 5

19. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i hope the 128gb models come out at launch. i really want that green one

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 21:24

27. Islander99 (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


That's the only way I'll get one if my carrier (Verizon) gets the 128GB version

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 09:42 1

21. .KRATOS. (Posts: 301; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I hope it'll come with 5.1 pre-installed since it'll be coming soon, plus i wanted to try the pure android and get the nexus 5 or 6, now I'm what to get the nexus or the S6. Any feedback would be helpful.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 09:58 1

22. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


breaking new. galaxy s6 and edge is now up for preorder in the uk

also on pre-order on ebay

highest bid for an s6 edge 32gb is a whopping 1225.85 US Dollars

pretty crazy considering its a non apple product.

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 21:25

28. Islander99 (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


yep...ridiculous

posted on 10 Mar 2015, 23:42

29. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


You forgot to mention that the higher price is part of the reason for lower sales.

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 18:15

30. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


Lol. Maybe the Edge is faster because the
Photons accelerate around the curved glass..
Surprised that Samsung would Engineer 50 more Mah for the Battery on the Edge-they make Production more complicated for themselves.
Kudos to Samsung for a Beautiful Design in Both and I can see how some will appreciate the Art of the Edge and pay additional for it.
Hope these are rugged even with all the Glass.
Hope for a Note 5 and Note 5 Compact.
So- looks like Project Zero lives up to the hype beautiful Design with some muscle under the Hood and Excellent Camera- can Camera rival the Lumias ?

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