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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could be in short supply at launch

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could be in short supply at launch

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could be hard to come by at launch due to manufacturing troubles, latest reports have suggested.

With the Galaxy S6 sibling expected to feature a Super AMOLED panel that curves down across both the handset’s left and right hand edges, it has been suggested yield rate difficulties have slowed the production of the innovative screens.

Citing unnamed sources within a European mobile carrier, Ars Technica has claimed the Galaxy Note Edge follow-on will be the primary focus of Samsung’s 2015 marketing push but production rates are currently far behind target.

Stocks of the curved S6 appear to be constrained by supply due to manufacturing issues caused by the curved display,” the insiders claimed.

The report added: “This isn't unusual when it comes to the first commercial outing for a new technology—but in this case it's awkward because Samsung's marketing push will focus almost entirely on the curved version.”

Although the true extent of the troubles is currently unclear, it has been suggested the standard, traditional screen hosting S6 is rolling off the production line at a rate of 3-to-1 compared with the S6 Edge.

Related: Galaxy Note 5 rumours

Two of the most eagerly awaited handsets of the year, both the Galaxy S6 and innovative Galaxy S6 Edge are expected to be showcased during Samsung’s pre-MWC press conference this Sunday, March 1.

As well as a curved, side encompassing screen, the S6 Edge is expected to run the new 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7420 processor alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage – expandable via microSD.

With a 20-megapixel, OIS-enhanced primary snapper tipped to line up on the handset’s rear, the S6 Edge specs sheet will reportedly be rounded off by Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and a newly refined TouchWiz UI.

We will be on hand at Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked event to bring you all the latest on both the S6 and S6 Edge.

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