It’s become a bizarre tradition in the mobile industry: the launch of any new smartphone flagship is invariably accompanied by rumours of delays and/or production problems.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no different, but the South Korean manufacturer says such rumours are in fact "groundless"; we’re all good for global launch on April 11.
South Korea’s ET News said yesterday that Samsung was facing a “dilemma” with low production yields of the Galaxy S5’s 16MP rear camera.
“The chronic problem of key parts supply, which came to the fore every time a new Galaxy S model was released, spread to camera module lens yield this time,” wrote ET News.
“According to the industry on the 16th, Samsung Electronics’ Wireless Business Division is not being able to commence Galaxy S5 mass-production by reason of the instable 16 million pixel camera module supply.”
The upshot? According to ET News, the Samsung Galaxy S5 release would ultimately be “delayed in some regions.”
However, before you go hanging yourself from a tree, a spokesperson tells TechRadar: “We do not expect any delays of Galaxy S5 production. The rumour is groundless."
Ah well. That’s the end of that, I guess. The global Samsung Galaxy S5 launch remains set for April 11. As you were.