December 28, 2015 / 12:10 AM / in 2 years

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

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.

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

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

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