Fire at one of Samsung’s partner factories might affect production of Galaxy S5

Fire at a factory manufacturing PCBs for the Galaxy S5 might affect the overall volume of the handset. The fire initially started out 7:00 AM on Sunday, and while firefighters were on the scene immediately, it took them over 6 hours to contain the inferno. A total of 287 firefighters and 80 vehicles were on scene to battle the flames. It is estimated that over $1 billion in equipment and components has been destroyed in the fire. The factory in question was contracted by Samsung to manufacture PCBs for the Galaxy S5.

While the incident might hinder overall volume of the Galaxy S5, Samsung has announced that it was sourcing the PCBs from multiple locations and that the fire will not set the production of the Galaxy S5 by a huge margin. The Galaxy S5 is set for a global launch on April 11.






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3 years 1 month ago

Hopefully everyone’s ok. I worked in manufacturing and it can be scary.

3 years 1 month ago

Not sure now if the GS5 will hit the 10 million “shipment” milestone. :(

3 years 1 month ago

I think never, because shown S5 was not so innovative as S4 was. Polls and users choice lay down on Sony’s Z2 rather than S5.

3 years 1 month ago

And you think xperia z2 has lots of new and innovative features? LOL

3 years 1 month ago

You are Lolik, I compared S5 and S4 in innovations, not Z2. Z2 is chosen by users most after MWC 2014 show.

hisham gassoum
3 years 1 month ago

What a lost

3 years 1 month ago

sabotage…. maybe????