’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5
, is coming soon, but its release is reportedly being delayed by an issue with its camera. Specifically, according to Korean news site ETNews, is that Samsung can’t figure out a way to fit all the parts for the device’s 16MP camera together without damaging the lens.
The lens module is comprised of six plastic parts, which is one piece more than the 13MP module; however, while the number of parts has increased, their thickness has not decreased, thus leading to a situation wherein the whole unit is a hair too thick. The lens could be damaged and experience optical distortion if they try to force the unit together.
The site reported that in an ongoing effort to fix the problem, Samsung’s purchasing officers are spending much more time than normal at the lens suppliers’ production facilities.
With delays, it’s increasingly possible that Samsung will miss the Galaxy S5’s April 11th launch date.