Samsung bows to demand, taps third factory to make curved screens for the Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung bows to demand, taps third factory to make curved screens for the Galaxy S6 edge
Two months in advance from a planned July launch, Samsung has opened a third factory to meet demand for the Galaxy S6 edge, Bloomberg reports. After underestimating the customer attention its curved screen flagship smartphone could generate, Samsung saw itself unable to make enough units for the masses. The good news is, if you've been unable to grab ahold of a Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung's new A3 production line is probably making one for you right now. The establishment enables an increased monthly output of about 5 million units, up from previously achieved 2 million units. Reportedly, Samsung expects to sell more than 70 million Galaxy S6 & S6 edge units.

As of now, Samsung owns three plants that produce OLED displays. At least two of them are in the vicinity of South Korean capital Seoul. 85% of the display business is owned by Samsung Electronics, while the other 15% is held by Samsung Display. In addition to the displays, Samsung makes the chipsets, memory modules, and modems for its mobile products in-house. The Galaxy S6 edge's estimated bill of materials is $290 per unit, which makes it the most expensive smartphone Samsung has produced.

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source: Bloomberg

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21 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'll be getting mine in 3 month's time. It sure is a sweet handset. The base model looks just boring, but the edge is amazing. The screen is mesmerising.

2. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

You may want to wait for Note Edge II (or Note Edges).

5. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The S6 does look boring but only when compared to the Edge. I have the gold Edge and i got my wife the regular gold S6 on Saturday, and i does look bland and like any other phone when it is sitting next to my Edge. Still, if i hold the S6 without comparing it to the Edge, i still appreciate it's design.

6. seven7dust unregistered

really expensive though but I guess it's worth it for the design. Recommended it to all my Android using friends at home and abroad , but many choose the Normal S6 cause of price. in some countries it's even 150$ more than the normal S6. but the s6 does look bland next to it.

10. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The S6 is $210 cheaper than the S6 Edge here in my country. Still, since i knew i am skipping the Note 5(which is a first for me), i went ahead and paid the extra money to get something that ll remain unique until the S7 is released.

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wish Samsung would bow to demands & fix their bs Netflix promo so I can get mine & do something about the bug on the edge that launches Google music constantly

20. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

im waiting for the green to come out!!! cannot wait!!!

3. Cicero

Posts: 1139; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Waiting for the Hulk green S6 Edge.

4. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

I'm gonna wait to see the LG G4 to make the final decision between the S6edge and G4. Nice job Samsung!

7. seven7dust unregistered

leather back sounds weird to me. samsung is better IMO, even touchwiz is better ironically. LGs UI is hideous. but the price will be much cheaper.

8. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

G4 looks classic and elegant phone while s6 edge looks modern elegant phone its a matter of taste. G4 for me since it has bigger display and expandable memory. and i love a classic good looking phone

21. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

since we talking about looks.. guess u fell inlove with the note 3.....

9. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

for me LG UX is better.

11. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The latest LG UX definitely looks better than TW imo. But since the S6 has a built in theme engine, i ain't crying over it, matter of fact, i had the Avengers Black Widow theme installed on my phone and it looks fantastic.

14. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The price of G4 will not be much cheaper. It will be even slightly more expensive then S6.

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Samsung gets the award for most counterintuitive UI on a Android device. Not much better than Apple really

15. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Stupid gimmick Please no edge note 5

16. maherk

Posts: 6967; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You don't like it? Easy, buy the regular version, no one is putting a gun into your head and forcing you to buy it.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You sir have too much common sense. A rare trait apparently.

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just got the s6 about a week ago and I must say, it's very nice design wise but I just wish the edge was more functional like the note edge. I do miss the battery life of the note as well. I hope the note 5 has two curved functional edges that you can interact with or have both of them functional at the same time. Two edges that you can have app shortcuts or folders etc seems real power userish to me. Keep the removable battery and SD card slot and I may keep that phone more than 6 months!

18. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

That means that they are inclined to use curved displays on more models after the S6 Edge sales have cooled down. No point in wasting all this expensive equipment at three sites.

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