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New Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge factory opens to meet rising demand

Samsung has opened a third factory in hopes of meeting growing Galaxy S6 Edge demand, a new report claims.

According to Bloomberg, the new production line – thoughtfully dubbed ‘A3’ – will enable Samsung to more than double its monthly output.

This means Samsung will be able to produce some 5 million screens each month, up from a current 2 million.

The sources cited are purported to have ‘direct knowledge of the matter’, but asked not to be identified ‘as the matter is private’.

The company previously hoped to utilise the new factory starting in June, however it moved the schedule forward to meet demand.

While we don’t know exact figures, it’s widely claimed that the Galaxy S6 Edge demand has outstripped Samsung’s initial expectations for the device.

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The new facility, which is based in Seoul, is dedicated to producing the curved screens only used on the S6 Edge.

The company previously announced it was ramping up production efforts for the handset, with co-CEO Shin Jong Kyun confirming yield would be increased on April 9. That revelation came just one day before the phone was released in 20 countries, including the UK.

It’s been reported that Samsung currently expects to sell upwards of 70 million units, although it’s not clear whether it will actually meet that target.

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