Samsung anticipates record shipments for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge smartphones

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Samsung is expecting record shipments for the latest Galaxy S smartphone duo –Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge- that go on sale this Friday.

Following a string of positive reviews, the company seems to be quite confident of the new S6 models to sell briskly and lead to an earnings recovery in 2015.

Speaking at a media event in Seoul on Thursday, Samsung Electronics Co.’s mobile chief J.K. Shin said while the curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge has garnered strong demand, supply of the curved-edged variant might be constrained for some time due to the technological difficulties in producing the curved screen model. He said that the company was working hard to improve production yields.

“We’re working hard to resolve the difficulty in supply,” Mr. Shin said, noting the supply issue could bother “for a while.”

Although Mr. Shin declined to provide shipment forecasts for the pair of new Galaxy S6 smartphones, he said it is expected that shipments will exceed the predecessor model.

To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature 5.1-inch Quad HD (1,440 × 2,560 pixels) Super AMOLED displays with a pixel density of 577 ppi. The only difference between the two handsets is that the latter sports a dual-edge display.

The two smartphones are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa-core processor which contains two quad-core processors clocked at 2.1 GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. The devices run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature 3GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera.

Some of the camera features include Tracking AF, Aperture F1.9, Auto Real-time HDR (Front & Rear), Low Light Video (Front & Rear), IR Detect White Balance, High Clear Zoom, Virtual Shot, Fast Motion, Slow Motion, Pro Mode and Selective Focus.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is 6.8 mm thin, weighs 138g and has a 2,550mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy Edge is 7.0mm, weighs 132g and has a 2,600mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, both the handsets support LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC and an IR Remote.

The new Galaxy devices will go on sale in 20 countries on Friday.