Component supplies for Galaxy S6 devices getting tight
Samsung Electronics is adjusting the production at the supply chain for its Galaxy S6 devices due to strong demand for the new smartphones, according to sources at the handset supply chain in Taiwan.
While expecting the new Galaxy S smartphones to enjoy brisk sales, JK Shin, head of Samsung’s mobile business, said recently that there would be supply constraints in the near future due to the supply of curved displays used by the Galaxy S6 Edge.
However, sources in Taiwan believe that the production constraints are also likely to cause by the tight supply of other parts and components.
Since market response to the Galaxy S6 devices has been keener than expected, particularly for the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has been forced to adjust production at the supply chain and therefore, causing tight supply for some components and parts, commented the sources.
Meanwhile, Samsung is also looking for a new supplier for curved displays used by the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the industry sources have indicated that Korea-based display maker S-MAC is expected to join the supply chain. Samsung currently purchases the curved displays from Japan-based Alps Electronics.
The new Galaxy devices go on sale in 20 countries on April 10.