Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone is set to be in short supply for most of this year as the company is struggling to keep up with demand for its new curved screen device.
Speaking at a press event on Thursday, Samsung’s head of mobile JK Shin admitted that the company will be unable to keep up with demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge due to the curved screens, which are more difficult to manufacture, reports Reuters.
It was originally expected that the Galaxy S6, with its traditional flat screen would be the more popular model. However, Reuters also reports that mobile phone carriers are changing their pre-orders so they can receive more of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
“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.”
Following very positive reviews and feedback, Samsung expects both the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 to break the company’s previous sales record for mobile handsets, with analysts Nomura predicting that more than 50 million S6 handsets will be shipped before the end of 2015.
JK Shin also announced that Samsung is developing a new range of wearable devices, which includes a new version of its Gear smartwatch, although he didn’t reveal any further information relating to a release date, specifications or pricing.
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