Report: Best Buy to have mini-Samsung stores open in time for Samsung Galaxy S4 launch

Report: Best Buy to have mini-Samsung stores open in time for Samsung Galaxy S4 launch
According to a report, Best Buy is planning on removing two aisles from the mobile department of its high traffic stores and using the space to open mini-Samsung stores in time for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The next Android flagship model is expected to launch at the end of next month. The mini-Samsung Store will be similar to the specialized Apple area at the big box retailer, with reps trained specifically on devices made by the Korean manufacturer. Specific Samsung products will be demoed.

While the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the star of the Samsung Mobile department, other Samsung products from tablets to other smartphones will be displayed. Later in the year, a second wave of Best Buy stores will be updated with the Samsung Store and the remodeling will continue until there is a Samsung Store in every Best Buy location.

Best Buy's move shows the power that Samsung has found itself wielding ever since the Samsung Galaxy S II too off in 2011. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S III did phenomenally well and the OEM expects 100 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 to be sold before the model is put to pasture.

source: Geek


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15 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Alan ... your usual TYPOS (now please don't send a warning for this to my mailbox... "ever since the Samsung Galaxy S II too off in 2011." took off instead of too off

2. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Shut Up

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Looks like you are talking to yourself.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Smaaaaart Boy RusticGuy™® "Took off"

3. somerandomuser

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I wonder if the retail counters will be made out of plastic or high-end materials...

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

BOTH™®

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Fiber Glass ... the soon to be reinvented premium material.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow. A classic case of the rich getting richer. That estimate of 100 million for the GS4 may not be out of reach after all.

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow. Did you gripe about Apple when they got to $700 billion? Or is it just because this is Samsung?

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

You completely misunderstood my comment. I wasn't griping. I own a Note 2.

9. gregoryyy3 unregistered

ive noticed for the past 2 months or so that every best buy i have gone into had gotten rid of the samsung displays.

11. MartianMe unregistered

I only read the head lines...but this is actually very cool...guess i ll be stopping by bestbuy more often ..

12. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

when is the release of the S4 again? I'll make sure to mark my calender to stay away from Best Buy during that time. I can see Fox 4 News now, talking to the customers waiting two days in advance. I like samsung, but not that much...#it'snotthatserious

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Of course they are $amsung emulates everything Apple does. These Koreans are bold and brash; maybe they should rename the company Xerox.

15. Meeka

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Too funny good one.

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