Samsung's next biggest flagship smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S5, may have been officially announced and introduced after months of speculations, leaks and rumors, but it seems like the final availability of the device could be in major problems with reports of more production issues flowing in.
According to reports, the South Korean manufacturer is said to be facing major production issues with the device's 16 MP ISOCELL camera sensor. And as reports amplify the situation, it has also been found out that the issue is not with the sensor primarily, but the coating process for the lens module.
While we are not asserting the fact that production of the device will indeed be affected due to the new problem that has risen related to the camera sensor, but if the issue is indeed as serious as its sounds, then it will result in a low yield for the sensor which in turn will affect overall volume of the Galaxy S5.
"Samsung is now facing difficulties with the lens module and the coating process which is currently unstable. While the tech giant has made tremendous progress in fixing the aforementioned production issues, the company might still face some low yield problems," G4Games reports, as translated via a report from the Korean media.
The report also states that initially, due to the difficulties concerning molding (which now appear to have been successfully handled), "only 20-30% of the needed SGS5 units were being produced."
"Now, while the production has ramped up, Samsung expects to have anywhere between 4 to 5 million units ready at launch, while the company's initial target was between 5 to 7 million units."
But this isn't the first time a delay in production has been anticipated for the new Samsung-made flagship. Earlier this month, a major fire broke out at a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing unit in Korea, resulting in reports that the device could be affected by the mishap and that this could easily result in delaying the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5.