SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 launch delayed by a week

Today was supposed to be the day the Galaxy S4 launched across the UK, but in keeping with plenty of previous high-profile smartphone launches it looks like many buyers are going to be disappointed. Unlocked phone retailers Clove and Handtec have said they’re not expecting to receive their stock of SIM-free models until Friday May 3rd, a one week delay and bitterly disappointing news for anyone who’s already paid well over £500 for Samsung’s new model.

Meanwhile, some network contract buyers are also in limbo, with customers of O2 and Vodafone complaining that they’re yet to see their pre-orders arrive today as expected. It’s on the verge of going wrong, just like last year’s Galaxy S3 launch…

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…although last year’s launch glitches didn’t exactly harm the S3’s overall sales performance. It’s even the same for the mighty Amazon, which says…

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on its listing for the new Galaxy today. Let us know if you do manage to get yourself an S4 today and how jealous we ought to be about it.

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  1. Peter

     /  April 26, 2013

    I would be disappointed if I paid 500% for a phone ;)

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