Carriers in Antarctica launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 ahead of schedule

Carriers in Antarctica launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 ahead of schedule

An anonymous user stationed at South Korea's King Sejong Research Station in Antarctica told us that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is already shipping to various settlements across the frozen continent, almost ten days ahead of the scheduled April 11 launch date


Refusing to cite concrete evidence for fear of being traced and forced to shovel snow naked in the minus spring temperatures, our tipster pointed at Argentinian carriers Claro and Movistar, which operate GSM networks for Argentina's Antarctic bases, as the culprits. The two telecoms, our source claims, received limited numbers of Galaxy S5 units from Samsung to organize a launch event for Antarctica, but the continent's prominent lack of advertising channels pressured them to start selling the flagship smartphone ahead of schedule.



As local carriers can't be bothered with maintaining a retail presence due to Antarctica's unforgiving weather and small user base, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only available via radio signal order and shipping is carried out by dog sled couriers. Delivery times are said to vary wildly, with Movistar listing at least one parcel as lost somewhere between the United States' Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and Norway's Troll Station. Antarctic researchers speculate a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form that preys on living organisms may have attacked the courier. Unfortunately, none of the penguins and polar bears who allegedly witnessed the incident were able to confirm the speculations.



Samsung declined to comment on the news, dismissing it is a mere April Fools' joke.

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17 Comments

1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Jolly good try, Sir. How many of these will you be selling today?

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

1 at most

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Carriers? antartica? ROFL

4. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

another not funny joke

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I bought one this afternoon, I officially switched to android from this day going forward. I guess I should call myself a geek now B)

7. NEXUSDROID

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

Guys can somebody help me. I dont know should i buy nexus 7 2013 or ipad mini retina display or lg g pad. I can also wait for new nexus 7 or buy a new smartphone on december this year

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I own a nexus 7 its an excellent hardware. Mind blowin display, super fast, cyanogenmod 11 running. You wont go wrong with this. Dont get the g pad. If you live in US get the GPE edition of g pad. Also if you can wait for nexus 7(probably 8) 2014, then waiting is smart option.

9. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Why not g pad? It's better the naked android of Google without any software of LG, which has good features? Okay, it has some bloatware but it has interesting features, like in the video player, in the audio player and in the file management like no limit of the data size of the files, in its detection, which isn't present in the GPE edition. And LG goes to update the LG Pad to Kit Kat 4.4.2.

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Tab 8.4 has the best display and internals. Nexus 7 has the best software. So wait for the Nexus 8 or a tab 8.4 gp edition.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Common denominator for this joke and real life? This phone would crack and break in those temperatures with it's cheap plastic. The penguins best wait for the S5 Active, but that is a stretch at best...

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Awesome I just ordered my S5 via carrier penguin.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yeah I'm sure if Antarctica have the Iphone 6 you will hope on a plane to the FROZEN CONTENENT.

12. express77 unregistered

lucky penguins.

14. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

april fool?

15. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

no way!!!!! =o

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

April FOOLS

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