Posted by Harish J 7 months ago

Samsung running into production issues with the Galaxy S5


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Last month, news of a factory fire at one of Samsung’s partner factories was said to affect initial availability of the Galaxy S5. Samsung mentioned that the fire would not cause a delay in production by a huge margin, but it looks like there is another factor that might hinder the Galaxy S5 manufacturing. The South Korean manufacturer is said to be facing production issues with the 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensor. The issue is not with the sensor as such, but the coating process for the lens module. The result is a low yield for the sensor which in turn will affect overall volume of the Galaxy S5.

Samsung is said to be making headway in resolving the issue, but that it would not be able to meet its initial estimates of 5 to 7 million units. The revised outlook for the Galaxy S5 is between 4 to 5 million units. Samsung is also said to be considering launching the Galaxy S5 before April 5th in South Korea to work around the carrier ban, which goes into effect early next month. It is unclear as to whether the manufacturer will have enough units available in time.

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5 comments on “Samsung running into production issues with the Galaxy S5

  1. wecpc 7 months ago said:

    This news does now not now worry me in the slightest as after my initial utter disappointment in the S5 specs after all the previous hype, I have now pulled the plug on the S5 and today I have placed a pre-order for the Sony Xperia Z2 from ‘Three’.

    Looking at the various posts and blogs on Google, it appears that I am not alone. My decision was swayed to the Z2 after constantly hovering between the two until I found out that ‘Three’ were offering a FREE Sony portable Speaker valued at £119 as well as the better specs in my opinion and especially in the build construction as after having the S2 and my current S4, I have had it with their plastic build.

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    • nainaabd 7 months ago said:

      smart move .i am also considering Z2 though it will take sometime to reach MALAYSIA @ wish they will also offer free speaker here when during launching.

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  2. sureshang 7 months ago said:

    Don’t worry they will have plenty units avaliable…..in store……not bought.

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  3. mikedallastx 7 months ago said:

    Get a phone because its great built not because it sells a lot. I’d take the HTC one(M8) over Samsung Galaxy S5 .HTC FTW.

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