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T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Release Date Faces New Delay



Not content with only delaying the online availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4, T-Mobile has now gone ahead and delayed the in-store release date for the Galaxy S4 as well, pushing it from May 1st to May 8th at some retailers and from May 1st to May 15th, a massive delay, for all retailers.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 U.S. Release: Delays, Confusion & More.

In March, T-Mobile announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 would be arriving on May 1st. At the time, the carrier was the first U.S. carrier to announce a specific release date for the Galaxy S4. Weeks later, it became apparent that that May 1st date applied to in-store availability with the carrier aiming to be more ambitious about online availability.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 release has seen new delays.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 release has seen new delays.

T-Mobile announced that it would be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 on April 24th, ahead of other carriers. Unfortunately, just a short time ago, we learned that the carrier was pushing the online release date back from April 24th to April 29th. At the time, it was unclear how it affected in-store sales which still seemed possible for May 1st.

That won’t be the case as the carrier has quietly confirmed, on Twitter, that the in-store release of the Galaxy S4 has been pushed back as well. Instead of arriving on May 1st, the Galaxy S4 release has been delayed until May 8th at select retailers while retailers as a whole won’t see the device arrive until May 15th, nearly a month from now.

This of course is a massive delay from the original release dates of April 24th and May 1st and it should be a thorn in the side of consumers looking to get the phone soon.

Online sales will start on April 29th, however, it’s possible that it could sell out almost instantly thanks to the inventory issues that have caused these delays. That means that those who don’t get the phone on April 29th may be waiting several weeks in order to try and get the phone. Even then, it’s not a guarantee that the phone will be available.

T-Mobile of course isn’t the only carrier affected by these delays. Sprint was forced to delay its in-store release date indefinitely and there was much confusion prior to the AT&T release, likely due to these inventory issues.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the company’s latest flagship and it will be bringing a 5-inch display, quad-core processor, 13MP, Android 4.2 and Samsung’s own software features.



  1. Chris

    04/25/2013 at 10:24 am

    Does this include sprint pre-orders that went through…

    • Amber

      04/25/2013 at 12:21 pm

      Yes all retailers are delayed. The phones are not available because samsung does not have them to give

  2. Jason

    04/25/2013 at 1:09 pm

    This is going cost Samsung a lot of money because I feel people will just say forget it and go get a phone they can get right now, the fantastic HTC one.

  3. lurch

    04/27/2013 at 5:30 am

    Normally I have iPhones, but the one time I look forward to something else its delayed. I’m on the fence about an HTC 1 or an iPhone 5 anyway. Maybe this dumb ass delay will put me on the right track and make me get what I should anyway. Oh well Samsung, I thought about trying you out!

  4. tmobile customer

    04/28/2013 at 3:17 pm

    i went to a sprint store in orlando florida and my friend bought a galaxy s4 yesterday 27th. This stinks that tmobile wont be getting it till early to mid next month.

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