The six lens elements might just be complicating the production process a bit too much
More information has been revealed on the much talked about Samsung Galaxy S5 camera which houses a new, home-brewed ISOCELL sensor. But this is not the only news; it appears that there is another complicated system of lens involved as well. And maybe it has ended up to be too complicated and according to a report issued by ETNews, it seems like Samsung is seeing only 20-30% of the desired yield on the lenses.
This new system of complicated lens is made up of six plastic elements and as far as we remember, the previous Galaxy S4 had only five elements on its 13 MP camera. This is quite complicated after all becase the new Galaxy S5 features the same thickness as the S4 and now one more element has to fit in the same thickness. To counter this problem, the lens were made thinner but the thinner the lens, the more prone they are to any damages. Worrying about individual lens being damaged comes next; the first thing to worry about is the placement of the six lens elements altogether and this hasnt proven to be an easy job. Such complications in the production process are being an obstacle to mass production and looks like each handset will be getting individual attention.