Samsung said Wednesday that broad global demand is behind delays in U.S. availability for its new Galaxy S 4.
“Due to overwhelming global demand of Galaxy S 4, the initial supply may be limited,” a Samsung representative told AllThingsD. “We expect to fulfill inventory to meet demands in the coming weeks.”
Earlier on Wednesday, T-Mobile and Sprint both said that full retail availability of the Samsung flagship device would come later than expected.
“We had planned to launch this next generation of the award-winning Samsung Galaxy line-up on Saturday, April 27,” Sprint said in a statement. “Unfortunately, due to unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung, we will be slightly delayed with our full product launch.”
AT&T, meanwhile, said it plans to start selling the S 4 on Saturday as expected.