Samsung Electronics is expecting record shipments for its new Galaxy S6 smartphones and has revealed that it will struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version due to production constraints.
Following a string of positive reviews, the S6 models are widely expected to sell widely after estimating its January-March operating profit to be its highest in three quarters.
Analysts said this was partly because Samsung put its own chips in the new phones.
A number of carriers are switching existing orders to get more of the S6 edge, and it looks like demand for the model will exceed supply throughout this year,” said HMC Investment analyst Greg Roh.
Sofar, Samsung has not disclosed its shipment record for the handset.
Nomura estimated that Samsung sold 80 million S3s in three years from its 2012 launch, and 43 million S4s from the model’s April 2013 launch to the end of that year. Some analysts say Samsung could ship 50 million or more S6 phones this year.
The South Korean electronics maker is preparing a variety of wearable devices, including a new version of its Gear smartwatch, but did not give specifics.