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Galaxy S5 camera sports new, six-lens optics, and Samsung has trouble producing it

0. phoneArena 17 Mar 2014, 03:30 posted on

Samsung Galaxy S5's production rate was allegedly threatened once already, when a PCB supplier plant caught on fire. As if this scare wasn't enough, now Korean media is reporting that Samsung is running into problems with the yield of its new 16 MP ISOCELL camera...

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:40

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Sammy is feeling the heat. Why didn't they announce it later?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:42 11

2. LeBrownJames (Posts: 157; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


That's not a problem for Samsung. They will just release S5 variants like Advance, Neo, Neo Plus etc. with much lesser type of camera and at the end of the year they will say that S5 had a billion sales.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:43 1

3. Alex123 (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Contact Nokia for help!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:06 9

10. maccess (Posts: 633; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Do you even know that carl zeiss who make the lens for nokia??

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 10:05

19. sgodsell (Posts: 1437; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Go to get help from Nokia. Is that why Nokia turned to the Android OS. Clearly WP wasn't growing or making them the needed sales and revenue.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:48 2

4. djmuzi (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


Exactly this problem exists on the Limia 925 with the same amount of lenses.

My first unit made a blurry spot right in the middle of the frame where usually the focus is.

Dpreview.com had exactly the same problem on their test unit.
"100% center crop. Note the 925’s soft spot in the center of the frame compared with the sharpness of the 920 and 928."

The test unit of AllAboutSymbian made the whole picture blurry.

The made big announcements about this 6 lenses and the result is often unacceptable!

This amount of lenses cause more problems than it is worth it.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 07:51 1

17. sbw44 (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Wonder why my 1020 that also has 6 lenses never has that problems!

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 06:17

22. djmuzi (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


A little bit better quality standards maybe.
But even the first Lumia 1020 photo from the aanouncement suffered from blurry sots on the sides and in the corners.
I looked at some photos in forums where use complained about soft sides (left or right).
Even Damian Dinnings unit sufferes from such problems :P

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 07:36

23. djmuzi (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


http: // fstoppers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lum​ia-1020-pro-highres-13. jpg

upper left corner is unaceptable
lower left a bit better.
Right corners sharp

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:50 7

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I guess its a bad year for android. And now that iphone 6 will be a dramatic step up it will dominate more.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:58 13

7. NightFelix (Posts: 44; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Are you joking here?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:58 3

9. Sauce (unregistered)


Are you mad?

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:49

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I'm not joking guys i love android and wont switch anytime soon. But i think that android marketshare will slide. Galaxy S5 wont the same traction its predecessors got, htc, sony and LG cant match the marketing of sammy and iFRUIT. There are enough nokia fanboys to get excited for wp 8.1 and iphone 6 will bring the much awaited big screen(i'm not impressed though). Unless android 5.0 brings a game changing effect we are left like this. Google save us.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:33 2

15. boosook (Posts: 1091; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I see things a bit differently: IMO, both Apple and WP have reached their plateau, meaning that they cannot attract more users. Iphone market share cannot rise due to the price. WP cannot rise due to the fact that a single manufacturer (even if its name is Nokia) cannot satisy all the different kind of users.
In the Android territory, things are changing, for sure. Samsung is (finally) losing its monopoly, because people are starting to understand that there are many other good products from other brands like Sony, LG and HTC. But this won't affect Android's market share as a whole. Android is the new Windows: it's (more or less) open, it's ubiquitous, it's free and it's used by everyone except two brands (nokia and apple) which are destined to be niche brands with about 10% of market share each (maybe even less).
Neither wp 8.1 nor the 5'' iphone will change this situation, since people who were insterested in bigger screens or wp 8.1 features can already have them in Android. And I think that Android 5 will bring some interesting news (and maybe some surprise).

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:58 4

8. Sauce (unregistered)


I'm thinking this year will be all about LG and Apple.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 04:21 2

11. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


It won't dominate straightforward, but there are other manufacturers like SONY and HTC, who have designed wonderful phones. I believe that they'll be there to fill the spot if GS5 got any problems. This is an advantage to android, multiple OEMs

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:22 1

13. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Making a bigger screen doesn't mean the phone will be great. Still no SD card and the Ui is missing a lot of things.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 05:23

14. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Making a bigger screen doesn't mean the phone will be great. Still no SD card and the Ui is missing a lot of things.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 06:17 1

16. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


u know you shouldnt comment when ur smoking pot
just a friendly advice

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 03:50

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I guess its a bad year for android. And now that iphone 6 will be a dramatic step up it will dominate more.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 08:31 2

18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Is this just another rumour without any substance like the finger sensor issues or is this legit.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 15:11

20. PANIC (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


I think that Samsung will face a much more bigger trouble for S5....and that is Sales.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 00:47

21. KRONeage (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


haha... anything to make it look bad for Samsung, as the World's #1 selling end to end smartphone maker on the Planet!

Here's the full statement Phonearena felt might not cause enough panic to be news worthy! lol....

“The camera module for Galaxy S5 is an integration of ultra compact and ultra thin technologies,” explained a Samsung Electronics insider. “There may be difficulties in the earlier phase of production. However, we will be able to increase the yield within a short period of time.”

Keep in mind that Samsung Cheil Industries only has some need to outsource anything and it's the outsourced assembler and ejection molding vendor with the problems. Not Samsung, since they make their own molds for their own ejection molding, because they also supply the entire World's supply of Award Winning Infino Brand PC.... Optically clear polycarbonate beading materials for Automotive Industry, Medical and Optometrics!

It's not like they don't have the power to pull off another miracle in developing the porcelain coating on Galaxy S3, let alone fabricating all the sensors they need as the largest CMOS sensor production on the Planet too! ;-p

How late is this report? The insider release was made on 5th. Which was just third day into utilizing out sourced production to supplement their own production! :D ...hardly a reason to panic. Let alone delay smartphone supplies here in North America, Korea, Hong Kong and most of Europe!

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