Samsung may be changing its mind about the Galaxy S6 Edge’s niche appeal, with reports from Korea suggesting it could become the company’s new flagship phone.
While the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is evidently the most advanced phone Samsung has ever made, its unusual design and premium price tag appear to have led to Samsung deciding to play relatively safe with it.
The Galaxy S6 Edge was only going to be made available in small quantities, with the regular Samsung Galaxy S6 taking the role of the company’s flagship phone for 2015.
Now, however, Samsung might be changing its mind. According to South Korea’s ET News, Samsung is considering expanding production of the dual-curved screen phone three-fold.
This follows massive interest from mobile networks around the world, not to mention the Galaxy S6 Edge’s immensely positive early critical reception.
While Japan’s Alps Electronics is currently the sole supplier of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s touchscreen panel, the report claims that Samsung is seeking out other suppliers to help meet the extra demand.
It seems as if the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be more than just an expensive niche device after all.
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Other than its dual-curved display, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be identical to the Samsung Galaxy S6. Both highlight Samsung’s switch to a premium design language, with aluminium bodies and a shiny Gorilla Glass 4-covered back.
Both phones pack Samsung’s own latest-generation Exynos processor, a streamlined TouchWiz UI layered over Android Lollipop, and a 16-megapixel camera with improved low-light performance.