The curved glass display on Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone could cost between $200 and $260 to replace, and the replacement screen is not covered under warranty. The glass of the Edge’s display is curved downward on both sides, while the screens of most smartphones are flat.
Samsung says it charges $200 to replace the Edge’s display. A call to Samsung Service and Support confirmed this. The phone rep prefaced his remarks by saying “Hmmm it’s pretty expensive” before quoting me the price. He added that the price could be more, depending on what the service techs see when they get the busted device up on the bench.
The Samsung rep also informed me that the screen replacement is not covered under warranty. He explained that that’s because Samsung has to pay a high price for each screen. It could also be that Samsung is subsidizing the screens to keep the price down.