Fire at plant producing PCBs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 could push back release date?

Fire at plant producing PCBs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 could push back release date?
A rather huge fire at a factory producing printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the Samsung Galaxy S5, could lead to a delay in the release date of the eagerly awaited handset. Samsung hasn't announced a delay, but has said that it is looking for other factories to source the PCBs from. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is scheduled to launch in 150 countries on April 11th.

The fire that broke out was a massive blaze that required a response from 287 firefighters and 80 firetrucks. By the time the fire was put out, equipment and component damage amounted to a steep $1 billion. The fire broke out at 7am local time and it took 6 hours to put it out.

We have some pictures of the firemen battling the fire in the sideshow below. Hopefully, this will not change Samsung's launch plans for its new flagship handset by even one day.


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source: AsiaNewsAgency (translated) via SamMobile

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26 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Yikes, that's not good. Was it technical issues inside the factory, a mistake by a worker, or an arson attempt?

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, might be the possible reasons. But I don't think so that Sammy could push back release date.

7. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Before anyone gives a fck about phones let's hope nobody was injured or worse.

2. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

what the ... $1 billion?!!! they could've used that to buy sony's birthplace.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully, no got injured Also I hope Samsung don't use this as an excuse to rise their prices like that Memory OEM did not long ago.

4. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

wow.......................this blows

6. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

maybe its a sign they should just release the premium S5...

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

It's a sign that you should stop talking non-sense. What has a fire got to do with 'premium S5'? Stop being a retard.

8. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Iron Man's probably been in there eliminating the competition. I knew hiring Robert Downey Jnr would payoff.

9. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Oh and if anyone did get burnt, they can use the back cover of the S5 on their wounds

14. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Even thought I am a samsung fan ... I +1 you sir.+

12. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Don't act like Kid. Let's hope no one gets hurt with the incident.

16. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Like they didn't have fire alarms and a sprinkler system!! I doubt there was a massive explosion, it was probably a small fire that got bigger and I am sure everyone got out in good time. It couldn't have been that big a fire if you can't see any flames in the photos

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Stop acting like a douchebag.

19. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

As long as you stop acting like you genuinely care about the welfare of these factory workers. Did you care about them yesterday?

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Sad news :(

11. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Unbelievable. Could it be a sabotage?

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's sad is that some people here including PA didn't even care about the people in the factory got injured or not, all attention went to the S5. Really, which is more important? A phone or a life? Hopefully no one was injured.

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So, was anyone killed or hospitalized, or are we not supposed to be concerned about that, just the possible delay of a stupid phone?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31312; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They probably won't release that info till they can get into the building and investigate.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31312; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope no one was injured, or killed. That's a big fire, sad event.

21. nobrainer

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

oh we all know Apple dont like Samsung ;)

22. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Rumour has it Tim Cook was seen fleeing the scene with a box of swan Vesta

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31312; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You'd really use an unfortunate event like this, to show stupidity just to get green thumbs. SMDH pretty sad, you're that desperate for attention.

25. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

where is the location of this incident?

26. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I was wondering the same thing.

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