South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung will feature a six lens optics cameras for their latest smartphone flagship project, the Samsung Galaxy S5 but their are rumors spreading online that the company got some problems in perfecting their latest camera innovation.
According to a Korean publication, ET News, the Samsung Galaxy S5’s production rate was allegedly threatened already when one of company’s PCB supplier plant caught on fire. Aside from the fire problems, there are reports that Samsung got some problems with their new 16MP ISOCELL camera.
The Korean IT news source noted that it is not the sensor itself has the problem, but rather the lens optics on top of it. Based upon the details revealed by the Korean publication, Samsung is currently using a new, 6-element lens, which has to fit in the same slim camera module.
During the molding of the complex optics to be precisely centered part of the smartphone turned out be an issue for the manufacturer. An unnamed industry insider noted that “On thin lens, even the slightest flaw results in a considerable optical distortion” he noted. He added further that “To make plastic lens thinner, a more accurate mold technology is necessary.” the industry insider said.
The problems faced by Samsung right now could delay the targeted release of Samsung Galaxy S5, during the initial announcement the company noted that they will release their highly anticipated smartphone on April 11, 2014 in more than 150 countries worldwide.
According to some insiders from Samsung, the current production yield of the problematic lens assembly is only at 20-30% production. If the trouble with the camera’s production continues, Samsung will face some problems with their targeted completion date of production.
There are reports online that Samsung’s supply engineers are said to all but sleep in the lens assembly factories, to solve the problems in terms of camera productions.