As you might have heard by now, it seems that carriers in South Korea have gotten ahead of themselves and released the Samsung Galaxy S5 a little earlier than expected. The handset was due for a release on the 11th of April but it seems that they decided to break the street date.
Now according to a report from the Korea Herald, carriers around the world are reportedly contemplating releasing the handset ahead of schedule as well and that AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have been named as some of the carriers planning on doing just that.
The report suggests that these carriers could be planning an early release as well although no specific dates were mentioned, but presumably it will be before the 11th of April. While this is good news for those looking forward to getting their hands on the handset, this could prove problematic for Samsung who might end up being supply constrained.
As it stands Samsung’s factories are running non-stop in order to churn out as many units as possible in order to meet potential demand, so if carriers were to release the device earlier, Samsung might not have enough units to meet the demand, thus potentially leading to delays and supply shortages.
There has been no confirmation yet so try not to get your hopes up but either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information, so stay tuned for more updates.
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|