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Factory fire could affect Galaxy S 5 production

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A fire early yesterday morning at an Anseong, South Korea plant could put a damper on Galaxy S 5 supplies. This factory manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the upcoming flagship. The fire started around 7:00am and it took close to 6 hours and 300 firefighters to get it under control.

The damage was estimated to be around $1 billion, but the good news is that Samsung does partner with other manufacturers for the PCBs. Samsung doesn’t expect a delay of the launch, which is scheduled for April 11, but this could affect supplies moving forward. It’s impossible to know how much, and there is no reason to panic. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.

We have two more pics after the break.

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source: Asia News Agency
via: SamMobile


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


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