Latest report confirms that Samsung has received orders totaling about 15 million Galaxy S6 and 5 million Galaxy S6 Edge. This Huge demand have surprised even the company itself, Samsung decided to increase production to meet the demand. Korean publication Etnews reports that the initial plans were for 12 million units total 8 million of the Galaxy S6 and 4 million of the S6 edge. The total number has been revised to 13 million.
Of those, 4 million Galaxy S6 units will roll off the assembly lines this month along with 1 million Galaxy S6. Those will be followed by the April production run, which will bring the total to 13 million. This means some carriers may need to delay the launch of the S6 flagship duo and even if they don't the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will be in limited supply at launch time.
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should launch on some regions on April,10th, you can see the prices at the end of the Galaxy S6 Specifications Page.
The most important part of any new Smartphone or tablet is the battery, that powers everything in that device. Batteries capacities (mAh) has increased slightly over the last decade but not as expected. As we can't make batteries any bigger, increases in raw capacity are needed, and researchers have been looking to new materials to find the solution.
This is where Samsung's research comes in. The company has come up with a new coating method for battery cathodes, which overcomes the cycling performance and capacity limitations imposed by current implementations. The new process makes use of that excellent conductive material known as Graphene, which is grown directly onto the silicon coating surface without silicon carbide formation.
Samsung's researchers claim that its technique allows the full cell to reach volumetric energy densities of 972 and 700 Wh l-1 at first and 200th cycle respectively, when paired with a commercial lithium cobalt oxide cathode. This is around 1.8 and 1.5 times greater than commercialized lithium ion batteries, meaning more battery capacity for a given area. Typically, these type of designs reduce the battery's life span due to more charge and discharge cycles, but this time the researchers also claim good cycling performance, due to its multi-layer design.
Samsung expects that its breakthrough will have important implications for both mobile devices and the electric car industry, which both really need additional battery capacity. However, like most new ideas, industry observers expect that the technology is at least two or three years away from commercialization.