Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is set to hit retail today in several parts of the globe, but folks thinking about getting their hands on the curved screen variant may get a little disappointed.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has received its fair share of positive reviews by the technology enthusiasts who reviewed the device, and is expected to outsell its predecessor. However, Samsung’s J.K Shin said in a press event that the firm may not be able to meet the demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge since it’s a little difficult to manufacture the curved displays.
Samsung expects the flat screen S6 to sell more than the higher-margin S6 edge – priced about $120 more in South Korea – but mobile chief J.K. Shin said at a media event on Thursday the firm won’t be able to keep up with demand for the latter model in the near term because the curved screens are harder to manufacture.
“Some carriers are switching existing orders to get more of the S6 edge, and it looks like demand for the model will exceed supply throughout this year,” said HMC Investment analyst Greg Roh. “That means average selling price will fall at a slower rate, which will have a positive impact on Samsung overall.”
Samsung is hoping that Galaxy S6 will help the company boost its revenue. Last year wasn’t too fruitful as the Korean company experienced sharp decline in their profits.
Anyone planning to pick up the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge?