Worldwide carriers might be preparing for an earlier Galaxy S5 launch

Worldwide carriers might be preparing for an earlier Galaxy S5 launch

According to The Korea Herald, mobilecarriers worldwide now want a taste of the early Galaxy S5 launchaction, 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 areplanning to ship their Galaxy S5 stock earlier than the officialApril 11 launch date, following in the footsteps of their Koreancounterparts. Meanwhile, other carriers abroad are scheduling theirshipments for "early April", without insisting on April 11specifically.

While the increased possibility of anearly launch is good news for impatient customers, it's a bigheadache for Samsung and its supply chain. It is said that itsfactories are running non-stop in order to crunch out the 5 millionunits needed for a proper global launch. The South Korean telecomsare also in a bit of a hurdle. Their hurried Galaxy S5 premiere,provoked by strict government sanctions, has them selling offpreliminary supplies of 3000 to 5000 units each, while an adequatedomestic release is said to require up to 40 000 handsets.

We'll learn more about the situation inthe coming weeks. Either way, the buzz around the Galaxy S5's chaoticlaunch has gotten it worldwide media attention already, which isalways helpful in the trade.

source: KoreaHerald via GFor Games

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1. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yawn..... Boring :(

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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?!

15. ben10man

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

Your lost kid.

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sony, are you listening!?

14. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Shhh... dont disturb Sony, its in deep sleep!

3. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yeah, finally the king of plastic is released pretty soon....

4. SamsungELITE unregistered

and the king of hater must be killed.

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

Samsung sells more phones than other OEM. Clearly, being the king of plastic equates to just being the king.

11. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 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!

5. robert26101

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Sony is missing out!

7. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Hope Samsung and its outsourced manufacturers don't force their poor labours too harsh on this

8. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

And so the era of the Galaxy continues

10. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 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: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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 unregistered

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.

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