Report: Galaxy S6 Edge suffering from yield issues, priced rather high
The Galaxy Round, Samsung’s first smartphone with a curved display, wasn’t too widely available, with the Korean manufacturer only managing to launch the device in its home country. With the Galaxy Note Edge, however, Samsung was able to produce enough units to launch it in numerous markets, despite the phone’s unique display and form factor. The Galaxy S6 Edge is similarly expected to be widely launched alongside the standard Galaxy S6, but it seems Samsung might be having issues with the device’s yield and might not have enough units to go around for carriers.
According to an anonymous source talking to ArsTechnica, carriers in Europe are finding it hard to get their hands on Galaxy S6 Edge stock. The same source has also reiterated prices for the device that were leaked earlier – the 64GB model will cost €949 ($1,076), while the 128GB model will be priced at €1,049 ($1,189). The 128GB is €50 more expensive than the 128GB version of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, which might disappoint some as the iPhone 6 Plus is currently among the priciest smartphones available (even though the device doesn’t exactly offer a true phablet experience.)
For a phone that will feature a display that curves to two sides, it’s not really surprising to hear that it will face yield issues. We certainly hope Samsung can sort things out in the coming months, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the most interesting smartphones in recent times, one that many will be wanting to get their hands on despite the rather exorbitant price tag.