Worldwide carriers might be preparing for an earlier Galaxy S5 launch
According to The Korea Herald, mobile carriers worldwide now want a taste of the early Galaxy S5 launch action, which South Korean telecoms directed behind Samsung's back (or so it's made to look). Allegedly, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and possibly Verizon are planning to ship their Galaxy S5 stock earlier than the official April 11 launch date, following in the footsteps of their Korean counterparts. Meanwhile, other carriers abroad are scheduling their shipments for "early April", without insisting on April 11 specifically.
While the increased possibility of an early launch is good news for impatient customers, it's a big headache for Samsung and its supply chain. It is said that its factories are running non-stop in order to crunch out the 5 million units needed for a proper global launch. The South Korean telecoms are also in a bit of a hurdle. Their hurried Galaxy S5 premiere, provoked by strict government sanctions, has them selling off preliminary supplies of 3000 to 5000 units each, while an adequate domestic release is said to require up to 40 000 handsets.
We'll learn more about the situation in the coming weeks. Either way, the buzz around the Galaxy S5's chaotic launch has gotten it worldwide media attention already, which is always helpful in the trade.
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You are more than welcome to not click on the article then. I'll never understand for the life of me why you trolls click on articles just say you're not interested. Why'd you even bother then?!
14. Odiin (Posts: 294; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Shhh... dont disturb Sony, its in deep sleep!
3. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Yeah, finally the king of plastic is released pretty soon....
4. SamsungELITE (unregistered)
and the king of hater must be killed.
6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Samsung sells more phones than other OEM.
Clearly, being the king of plastic equates to just being the king.
11. teerex42 (Posts: 166; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
First of all it isn't plastic idiot it's polycarbonate...much stronger than just plastic. Second it's the best smart phone maker and smart phone period! You know you want to pick a Sammy up so just do it!
7. Xenaz (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
Hope Samsung and its outsourced manufacturers don't force their poor labours too harsh on this
10. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
M not trolling. But why so many articles about samsung? Where is the one about apple? Obviously u r so biased phonearena
12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1503; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
What? wait, why should there be any articles on Apple I mean is it fall yet? Well Bloomberg is all over the Apple tv rumors, you may want to check that out then.
13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2550; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Comment #9 still applies. If you hate how "biased" PA is, you are also more than welcome to go to another site. I'm sure there is a more Apple-centric site that would love to have you.