Sprint delays its retail launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4

Sprint delays its retail launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4
Inventory issues, like we told you late Tuesday night, has delayed the online sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for T-Mobile by 5 days to April 29th. On Wednesday morning, Sprint announced that it will not have the highly anticipated model in its stores this Saturday as originally expected. Like T-Mobile, Sprint has also run into problems with inventory.  The nation's third largest carrier is still planning on taking phone and online orders on Saturday.

While no new launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced by Sprint, the carrier did say that once supplies of the phone increase to an acceptable level, it will reschedule the phone's launch for its retail stores.

source: Sprint via AllThingsD

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Oh come on Sprint..!!!

11. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

How is this Sprint's fault. The same thing is happening at T-Mobile. Spring and Samsung agreed on a date, Samsung said they cannot meet that deadline.

2. Gtrav

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

They only tried to rush the date to combat the HTC One. It was always supposed to come out in May.

13. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Why would Sprint care when a phone comes out, really? It would be better for the carrier to stagar the deployment giving the consumer few choices. Too many choices can send a prospective new customer out the door frustraited trying to figure out what to buy. All that really matters is that a new customer gets a phone and past that first 30 days so their locked into the contract. Sounds harsh but thats the way it is. Sprint doenst care if you buy the HTC One, GS4 or the iPhone 5, they want your business.

3. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Isn't this a true copycat spirit of copying HTC One's delay strategy?

4. kevv2288 unregistered

Sucks for sprint my at&t s4 is in transit from fed ex should be delievered today :)

5. Memo214

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

I just got in touch with a friend that runs a Sprint store and I was told the phone has not been delayed, will be ready for pick up on Saturday.

8. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Your friend is lieing to you, Store pick up's are only for Online/Phone pre-orders to stores. To walk in and buy one will not happen this saturday.

10. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

We have not been told of a delay at my location either. Everything seems to be on schedule.

14. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

it was posted on the ISC home page earlier today

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

not sure if this rumor is valid. We havent received any communication about a delay yet.

7. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I'm fairly certain that it's not considered a rumor when the source is Sprint itself.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

its not listed at newsroom.sprint.com and we dont have any info regarding this in our material. So yea, until its listed there, or is mentioned in any of their social networking platforms like Facebook or Twitter, rumor. Would be nice if PhoneArena actually cited their sources sometimes. Nevermind, they did cite their source. Its just their source didnt cite theirs.

12. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

It might be online and VAD only. All day it wasn't posted about any delays. We will have to wait and see as I'm guessing Sprint does not have all the details just yet

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