Samsung opens third factory to keep up with Galaxy S6 Edge demand

According to Bloomberg, Samsung has opened a third factory, two months in advanced from its scheduled opening in July, due to the overwhelming demand generated by the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

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According to the report, Samsung failed to predict how much attention the Galaxy S6 Edge would generate, leaving the Korean tech giant unable to satisfy the smartphone’s demand. This is why Samsung was forced to open its new A3 production line, which was originally scheduled to open in July. Originally, the facility was meant to roll out 2 million units per month. Now it monthly output has increased to 5 million units.

According to past reports, Samsung is expecting to sell 70 million units of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge combined this year. At the rate Samsung is going, it seems that figure is on its way to becoming a reality.

To recap, the Galaxy S6 Edge sports a a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD) and a pixel density of 577 ppi, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) made by Sony, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 32/64/128 GB of internal storage, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2.1 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps) connectivity, support for wireless charging, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm and weighs in at 132 g. They run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box with a 64-bit TouchWiz UI slapped on top. Unlike previous Galaxy S series flagships, the S6 Edge are constructed out of metal and glass.

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