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The Galaxy S6 edge is a bigger hit than Samsung ever dreamed

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Sales Production

Samsung once shocked the world when its Galaxy Note phablet became a surprise hit and forced rivals such as Apple to adapt by releasing phones with giant displays. Has Samsung now pulled off yet another surprise hit with the Galaxy S6 edge? Bloomberg reports that Samsung has started producing curved Galaxy S6 edge displays at a third factory much sooner than it had anticipated, as the company has been caught off guard by high early demand for the new device.

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In terms of real numbers, this means that Samsung is aiming to up its total monthly production of S6 edge screens from 2 million to 5 million, which is an impressive number for a device that pretty much flew under the radar until its big unveiling earlier this year.

The fact that Samsung didn’t anticipate high Galaxy S6 edge demand isn’t a surprise. After all, the original Galaxy Note Edge was mostly panned by critics and avoided by consumers. However, Samsung really worked hard to refine its designs for curved displays and came up with an extremely stylish and attractive device in the S6 edge.

At any rate, we expect the “edge” brand to be a staple of future Samsung phones and we’ll be very interested to see if any other Android manufacturers try out similar designs similar to how the original Galaxy Note spawned the phablet revolution.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.