Samsung Galaxy S4 US launches delayed

A few days ago, AT&T and US Cellular started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. However, the latest entry in the best selling family of Android-based smartphones may face some delays before the first units are sent to US residents.

Bloomberg reports that T-Mobile won't start selling the Galaxy S4 until April 29th due to "an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries". Sprint has also pushed back its sales of the smartphone, again blaming "unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung". It will start taking orders for the smartphone on April 27th but an actual ship date is not known.

AT&T is still saying, via a Twitter note, that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S4 in stores on April 27th, but there's no word on what the unit shipment numbers per store will be like. Verizon will start taking pre-orders for the phone starting tomorrow, according to its own Twitter account. but shipments won't begin until May 30th. US Cellular is taking pre-orders right now but an actual ship date was not announced. Add it all up and it's looking like the availability of the Galaxy S4 will be somewhat limited in the U.S for the first few weeks of its launch.

Source: Bloomberg | Image via Samsung

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Wife and I are waiting to pick two up on launch... been holding off on upgrading for a bit to get this one.

Like people care of that. A hypothetical best phone could be full of stolen tech and people would buy it because it's the best.

Axee Khan said,
And I am sorry for your favourite phone makers are the biggest cheaters $%@!
http://axeetech.com/2013/04/24...injunction-against-htc-one/

You shouldn't talk about things when you don't know what you're talking about...

Oh wait, it's a poorly written article that makes it sound like Nokia won an injunction against HTC rather than STM...

Oh wait... it's your own website.

You are dismissed. In your defense, you were quoting an article that was also incorrect. That's why you have to do a little more research before writing articles.