Every gadget enthusiast out there – especially those who are interested in Samsung products – is aware that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to hit the US market via Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Tmobile on April 11. Pre-order pages have gone up (the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 pre order page is still MIA though), the mobile operators and retailers have started offering various Samsung Galaxy S5 deals in order to attract customers, and some prospective customers have already placed their pre-purchases and made up their mind whether or not the S5 is going to be their next smartphone.
However, what you might not be aware of is the possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and Tmobile could could be scheduled earlier than initially planned. Interested in finding out why? Then join us after the break for details.
Samsung Galaxy S5 in the US (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Tmobile) – Release Date Brought Forward?
Last week, the launch of the Galaxy S5 took an unexpected twist when SK Telecom has decided to release the smartphone in question before the planned launch date, without Samsung’s consent. Unsurprisingly, KT and LG Uplus followed in with their launches shortly after, and all in all, those of you who reside in Korea can already buy the smartphone in either one of these carriers’ stores.
Now, according to the latest reports, US carriers could adopt the same strategy, and launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the States a bit earlier than initially planned, without waiting for Samsung’s approval. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have not yet clarified the shipping date for the S5, or if they did, they’ve set it earlier than April 11 (such as AT&T, where at the time of writing this article, the S5 has a shipping date of April 8).
As reconfirmed by Debra Lewis (associate director of Verizon’s corporate communications team) Verizon has refused to disclose specific details about the Galaxy S5 release date, hinting that the carrier might consider the idea of launching the smartphone before April 11.
Of course, the biggest problem with launching the S5 before April 11 is that it might cause major supply issues, especially given the recent rumored manufacturing problems encountered by the tech giant. It’s only a matter of time before we find out if carriers in the States will follow in the footsteps of SK Telecom and the rest of the Korean mobile operators. Stay tuned, share your thoughts below and we’ll keep you posted.