Reports indicate that Samsung has been upping production targets for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge. Obviously the Galaxy S6 will be the bigger pull, but the Edge won’t be a slouch either.
Samsung’s initial plans were to manufacture roughly 8.5 million glass units for the Edge phone during the 2nd quarter of this year. We detailed the 3D Thermoforming process that’s involved in making the Edge glass so we aren’t surprised that the current supplier might not be able to keep up. The latest report says they can produce roughly 6.5 million units.
Now Samsung is looking for another supplier, but that won’t be easy since there probably aren’t that many manufacturers than can handle the 3D Thermoforming process.
It’s also estimated that it costs an extra $25 to $26 for each 3D glass.
It appears the Galaxy S6 Edge will be a lot more popular than the Galaxy Note Edge, which is a good thing. Hopefully Samsung can get their production rectified soon.