Samsung Electronics plans initial production of five million Galaxy S7 phones: report

Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:07pm EST
 
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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, plans an initial production run of about 5 million of its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

The paper said Samsung is planning to launch two different versions of its new flagship smartphone: a 5.2-inch flat-screen version, and a 5.5-inch, curved-screen version that will be called the 'Galaxy S7 edge'.

Samsung plans to initially make 3.3 million of the flat-screen devices and around 1.6 million of the curved-screen version, the report said, with plans to launch the handset in February.

A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman declined to comment on the report.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

 
A man uses his mobile phone in front of a giant electronic board promoting Samsung Electronics' smartphone at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, December 18, 2015. Picture taken on December 18, 2015.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji