Both T-Mobile and Sprint are dealing with a delay regarding the anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung cited “inventory challenges” as the reason for the delay resulting in the smartphone not reaching retail stores. T-Mobile was ready to sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 Wednesday, but it will be moved to April 29 as far as online availability is concerned. T-Mobile stated:
“We know customers are really looking forward to getting their new Samsung Galaxy S4 soon. However, due to an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries, the Galaxy S4 will not be available on www.T-Mobile.com as planned on Wednesday, April 24. Instead online available is expected to being on Monday, April 29.”
That would give Samsung ample amount of time to sort everything out on its end. Meanwhile Sprint hasn’t changed its plans to open online orders for April 27.
“Sprint is excited to launch the new Samsung Galaxy 4. We had planned to launch this next generation of the award-winning Samsung Galaxy line-up on Saturday, April 27. Unfortunately, due to unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung, we will be slightly delayed with our full product launch.”
There has no mention as to whether retailer Radio Shack and major mobile carrier Verizon would be affected by the delays from Samsung. In Verizon’s case however, the Samsung Galaxy S4 wouldn’t be released until late May so they shouldn’t experience any delays unless something else comes up in that time.