USA’s T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon won’t have the Galaxy S4 stock as scheduled. As it seems Samsung can’t manufacture enough units of its flagship to cope with the demand.
That’s right, the unexpected global demand for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the reason why some US carriers (and probably other markets too) will premiere the flagship with a few weeks delay.
Sprint and T-Mobile have already confirmed the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch will be indeed be pushed back. T-Mobile pushed back the Galaxy S4 pre-order campaign from April 24 to April 29, while Sprint is moving the sales start from April 27 to a later date that is yet to be disclosed. The Galaxy S4 will only hit the retail stores of the two carriers once all the online pre-orders are fulfilled.
Finally, Verizon has confirmed it will be only start offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 30, a full month later after the initial end of April deadline set by Samsung.
It’s unclear if the Galaxy S4 was so overwhelming that it got even Samsung by surprise, or if the Koreans experienced some issues with the production. We’ll know for sure when we get the official sales numbers.