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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.

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Solun
Solun

Galaxy Round was available in the Czech Republic so I bet it was available also in several other countries cause we get stuff that other countries do.

j2001m
j2001m

I they just doing an apple

j2001m
j2001m

I they just doing an apple

johny jackson
johny jackson

This year Sam seems to control supply tightly. So price will not drop significantly. At least curved variant. Yield issue is just excuse for this I think.

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

I tend not to believe these “Anonymous” reports. It just gets you hyped for something that has no absolute basis. However, samsung cant seem to get the pricing right with the middle class phones like the A and E series as its too high for the specs offered. Its very possible that they might make the same mistake with this S6.

kronicle
kronicle

I think you forget that the reason Samsung was having problems with A and E series at first, was they were being made from parts made in Korea and shipped to China for assembly. What people don’t realize is that it took Samsung completing the single largest smartphone assembly plant in the World, in Vietnam. In order to cut costs down for assembling smartphones to less than half the cost made in China and 5x less than in Korea! Galaxy Note 4 was first smartphone to complete ramp up process in that new factory. They had to pay to hire… Read more »

Superjogurt
Superjogurt

The price will drop at about 40% in few months after release, so you can say “shut up and take my money” and buy it or wait few months, when the price drops accordingly to your financial possibilities.
The question is – are you that patient? 🙂

Jul84
Jul84

Honestly, what’s the point of having a curved screen?
It’s cool to see they can curve it, but I don’t see any real benefits.

matiias89
matiias89

What!? 1,076 $?? Samsung are you kidding me?? I will never spend such money for a smartphone…

eliezerjk
eliezerjk

Then don’t buy it. It’s quite a new stuff so no wonder the price is so expensive. Wait for the 3rd or 4th iteration and I think the price would be more reasonable.

emieltess
emieltess

And the problem is?
S6 edge is an niche device like the note edge and they are priced high. If you want it for a normal price you should get the S6. The S6 probably has a bigger battery too since the note 4 has a bigger battery than the note edge