Production Issues May Be Plaguing The Galaxy S5 Camera

By 08:38 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

A new, home-brewed ISOCELL sensor is at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S5 camera, but it turns out there's a new, complicated lens system too. Perhaps too complicated – ETNews is reporting that Samsung sees only 20-30% of the desired yield on the lenses.

The recent lens is made up of six plastic elements, while the 13MP capturing camera on the Galaxy S4 had five elements. This means one more lens has to fit into roughly the same thickness. The lenses were made thinner so they could fit, but thin lenses are more prone to fatal defects.

Defects on individual lens aside, aligning six elements properly is also causing headaches. The Korean publication says that mass production of the Samsung Galaxy S5 cannot start due to these issues. The original plan was to start making the lens last month, but the low yield is pushing back the schedule.

This isn't the first issue to hit Galaxy S5 production, a fire in a PCB factory earlier this month was rumored to reduce manufacturing capacity, only for Samsung to deny any possible shortages later.

The launch of Samsung's recent flagship is set for April 11 and pre-orders are already in effect in some regions.

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