Fire at Samsung factory may affect Galaxy S5 supply and release date
A third-party company who was contracted to manufacture PCBs (printed circuit boards) for the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy S5 had it’s factory gutted by fire on Sunday night.
The fire which started around 7:00 on Sunday night, was estimated to have caused a damage well worth over a billion US dollars. Even though firefighters started arriving at the scene moments after the fire started, the 287 firefighters couldn’t put out the fire until after six hours.
Samsung was quick to issue a statement that the factory, which was located in Anseong, South Korea, was indeed responsible for manufacturing PCBs for the Galaxy S5 but the ugly incident will not affect the release date of the smartphone as the production was also outsourced to other companies.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled last month with a 5.1″ display and dust and water-proof body and is billed for an April 11 release date.