The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 is due for a release on April 11. All the major carriers in the US like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile have all lined up their promos for the device’s launching. However, a supply shortage is expected.
Unlike the iPhones, Samsung mass-produce their device beyond the anticipated demand. This isn’t the case with the upcoming Galaxy S5. Word has it that there is an output problem with the Galaxy S5’s camera which is only in the range of 20%-30%. As a result, many Galaxy S5 devices in production are facing a delay with its completion.
It seems that the problem lies with the difficulties to produce a lens thin enough to fit in the Galaxy S5. This highly anticipated device has a much larger 16MP lens and to squeeze it in a thin frame requires precise engineering. Whenever something is mass-produced, precision got thrown out of the window.
Previously, it was with the fingerprint scanner. Samsung triumph against the issue by hiring third party manufacturer, Circletec, to increase the output. The camera lens is a whole other case and finding a third party vendor to produce them will be difficult.
As such, the supply for the Galaxy S5 is expected to be really limited comes April 11. It doesn’t quite help as the Galaxy S5 will be sold in 150 countries on the same day. If it gets so bad, expect a delay in the device’s shipment.