Samsung reportedly experiencing production issues with the Galaxy S6 Edge's curved display

Samsung reportedly experiencing production issues with the Galaxy S6 Edge's curved display
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will get unveiled this Sunday, but the phones probably won't get released on the market until late March, early April. If some of the recently-circulating rumors about the availability of the device are true, Samsung might be experiencing some production issues with the curved sloping display that is wildly-expected to be the highlight and main selling point of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The handset that is already touted as boasting a lot of "six appeal" and gets teased by the large US mobile carriers, the S6 Edge, is experiencing shortage of curved display, as the manufacturing of these has reportedly proved to be a tough and cumbersome job for Samsung and its suppliers. 

Seemingly, Samsung is poised to predominantly focus emphasize on the sloping wrap-around display of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and it will be quite awkward if it fails to meet the predicted demand for the phone.

However, we should take a few things in account: firstly, it's not yet known if the Galaxy S6 Edge will be a niche device or a full-blown alternative of the Galaxy S6 that will be sold alongside it from the get-go. This remains to be seen when both handsets launch in the following months, carrying the banner of Samsung's hope for market revival.


source: ArsTechnica

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18 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That was probably expected . It must be hard producing such displays

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

seems like they are pulling a apple short supply buy it know or you will have to wait.

2. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Same has been said to every upcoming flagship when supply was actually alright. This may be true, though, given it is not a regular display. Anyway, I've been wondering if this S6 Edge will still be a limited version just like the Note Edge. It seems that it's the only one getting the spotlight from all the official teasers. "Regular" brother must be so jealous.

6. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well as you said, there are always reports of these kinda issues of every upcoming flagships, and by now we all know that they are nothing but a clickbait articles.

3. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

More I am looking at that Edge version of Galaxy more I like it. It reminds me on some phone I had long ago but I cant remember which one. Hope it will be available in black color like on pictures.

4. PiteCZek

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

I just want to buy 128g galaxy s6 edge...hope there will be enough of them :/

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

So replacing a problematic one is going to be very costly.

7. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

too bad they are gonna lose the hotness of their own hype they created and sell less units cuz after one month when the hype dies down nobody is buying their s**t

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You should use better punctuation next time.

10. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

He really said it in one breath.

9. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Whenever Samsung is about to release a phone, these articles pop up everywhere. And, in my experience, they always turned out to be false. So I'm not buying anything of it. Samsung must already have plenty of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to cover at least minimum stock for their storages and for its most important retails.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very idiot and useless idea this edge idea......

13. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

No, that's you.

14. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Shu mi3zeyi? I see you trolling again on Samsung's articles?

12. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Really curious to see how the mainstream audience will think of the Edge version. Most people I know don't even know the existence of Note 4 Edge.

15. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I would have gotten the Note 4 Edge if it was compatible with Gear VR. It's something new and different.

16. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

True! Reason I got the Normal version was because it's 1k dollars here in Portugal.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

While everyone bragged about apple's pre-order sales, they are about to get swallow whole. If past pre-orders set the bar then, based on the fact all 4 major US carriers are onboard with the S6 Edge, then I expect they alone will pre-order nearly 20M devices. This is based on the fact the US carriers combined pre-order 9M of the Galaxy S5 in additional to sales that help the S5 reach 40M sales in less than 5 months. I expect they will order double and along with the typical S6, that means pre-orders could be as big as 25M or more. Seeing as how the S is sold at more than 300+ carrier locations in the world in over 200 countries, the S6 potential could sell over 100M for the single model, and yes folks it is a single model in 2 variants just like Apple counts the iPhone 6/6+ as a single model. Jumping on that before the hypocrites some out. I so want this phone. Please let it be equal or better than the hype. If the carriers are saying this device is better than the iPhone, I hope they subsidize it enough so more people can buy it.

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