Sprint chimed in today and confirmed that inventory constraints have forced the carrier to delay the in-store launch of the Galaxy S4. According to the statement, Sprint will start selling the Galaxy S4 on Saturday, April 27 both online and through telesales. The in-store launch, also originally scheduled for the 27th, will be delayed until Samsung is able to provide Sprint with sufficient inventory of the flagship handset.
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. Sprint is one of Samsung’s largest partners and we are working closely with them to launch in all Sprint channels as soon as possible. We expect to make Galaxy S 4 available at www.sprint.com and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) as planned on Saturday with Sprint retail stores and other channels receiving devices as inventory becomes available.
Anyone disappointed that Sprint won’t have the Galaxy S4 in store right away? or will you just hop online and grab one virtually?