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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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28 Comments

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.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

11. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

17. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Same here. Orgasmic, that screen.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The edge is also faster

23. mouse456

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Ehh, no it isn't

26. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

13. Biernot unregistered

true ! I don´t want or use the edge features. 32 GB is ok for me

18. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

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

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Getting Edge in Green for sure :)

25. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

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

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

s6 edge for me

3. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

5. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 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

9. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

15. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

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

7. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

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

12. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

16. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

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

27. Islander99

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

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

21. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

22. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

28. Islander99

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

yep...ridiculous

29. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

30. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 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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