More and more it looks like the Galaxy S6 will be what helps pull Samsung out if the rut it’s in and it won’t be able to do that unless Samsung can produce enough of them to meet demand. The Galaxy S6 shouldn’t be a problem but the Galaxy S6 Edge’s curved screen makes things a bit more difficult which is why the company is reportedly tripling production of the device.
The Galaxy S6 is looking to be a much needed early winner for Samsung this year. The need for additional Galaxy S6 production capacity was already been rumored earlier in the month, and this time sources are stating that the Galaxy S6 Edge in particular is seeing higher demand than expected from retail and carrier partners. Samsung is now expected to triple the originally planned production volume of the S6 Edge. According to the Korean media, Samsung is looking for additional suppliers for the Galaxy S6 Edge’s touchscreen panel (TSP). Apparently, Alps Electronics, currently Samsung’s only supplier, does not have sufficient production capacity to keep up with demand. It is currently unclear which other suppliers Samsung may end up working with, but S-MAC has been rumored has one potential subcontractor.