Dual-edged Samsung Galaxy S6 to be produced in a 'limited' 10 million batch

Dual-edged Samsung Galaxy S6 to be produced in a 'limited' 10 million batch
The Korean media is once again set abuzz with speculation over the side-curved version of the Samsung Galaxy S6, dubbed Edge for now (what else). Apparently, the purported dual-edged display flagship will be released in a limited quantity of 10 million, so that Samsung can gauge the interest in such a device from its eventual users. It's not the first time we hear this S6 Edge production forecast, too.

While we wouldn't exactly call the rumored quantity of 10 million "limited," the term is understandable, considering the tens of millions units that the "regular" version of Samsung's flagships usually sells. The world's largest phone maker has apparently tested all possible versions of a curved display, and is sticking with the dual-edged thingy, which raises questions about the physical power and volume keys placement, if any.

Finally, the source claims that the specs of the S6 Edge won't differ much from the normal S6, namely a Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7 Octa processor, 3 GB of RAM, quad HD Super AMOLED display, and a 16 MP or 20 MP camera, depending whose rumors you give an ear to. The announcement of both models is expected around the MWC expo at the end of next month. Some units might even be brought to CES to showcase to selected partners, like Samsung did last year.

source: Asiae.co.kr via G4Games

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19 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Well if 10 million is limited, then the phones like HTC m series and sony Z series don't get produced at all.

7. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Why Samsung always make the Edge series limited? If they can make it permanent why not? I know they can, yes they can.

11. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Its a marketing hype and a good excuse. If it is not success like they hope for. Limited number at start works fine for them. They wont loose face that way. If it is success, its easy for them to call "we had to produce another 10 million because customers wanted". Shamesung always plays dirty and they use every tricks they can.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

If only you knew how dumb you sound. Almost every company has done a limited edition or run of something at some point, but I don't hear you calling everyone else out. Not to mention, these are still rumors. Way to show your bias.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Then Apple, MS, Sony and every other company is dumb too. Do you really think Apple runs out of every new product it sells? Do you really think they cant forecast a months worth of initial sales? Do you really think that MS actually sold enough slates to sell out? lol Sell outs create more demand for the product and keep its price inflated longer.

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Differentiation: Smart move.

9. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

When differentiation doesn't have a reasonable purpose it becomes gimmicky... I bought my old Acro S because of the (at the time) waterproofing that differentiated it from other flagships... and I bought my Z3 Compact partly because that feature (no longer a notable difference) is actually useful... But I still fail to see the use of the edge display... I think the LG Flex are actually a bit more logical.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

G flex logical in what way???

18. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

when you are watching it perpendicularly, you can actually see the whole content... the ergonomics and handling are good due to the natural curved shape... and the curve also protects the phone if is facing down on a surface.... What is the purpose of the edge display again? notification?, ruler? shortcuts?... common..

19. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

some will say LG flex is a gimmick also, it is depend on our point of view, dont be so straight about what others thinking

3. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

MY AT&T Note3 is getting updated to lollipop as we speak!!

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah...that was relevant to the article.

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I just like to share it just happened in the middle of me reading this

5. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Sorry I jumped the gun got too excited it turns out it's 4.4.4 again don't know whats different though everything looks the same as the update for 4.4.4 I got back in Nov except it's a new build # n900aucudnl1. Why not lollipop!!!! WHY!!! KHAN!!!!!!!

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

I guess that's what happens when you post irrelevant comments.

10. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

That's what I call limited!

12. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Thats what I call shamesung dirty marketing hype.

13. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

sign me up!

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the volume button could easily be on screen.. the power button would most likely go to the top... not a big mystery to solve lol

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