Galaxy S4 LTE delay explained

The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE is in final testing with operators, a spokesperson for Samsung told MyBroadband earlier this month (August 2013).

This followed news that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE would be delayed again to “sometime in September 2013”, according to Vodacom.

Previously, Samsung said that the Galaxy S4 LTE would launch 6 weeks after the S4 became available on 27 April 2013.

It was then revealed that the S4 LTE has an estimated retail price of R8,499 and would launch by the end of June or early July 2013.

When asked what was delaying the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE, a Vodacom spokesperson said that Samsung would be better placed to answer the question.

Samsung, in turn, suggested that the process of testing the device on the LTE networks of South Africa’s mobile operators was holding up the launch.

“It is Samsung’s mandate to ensure that all devices are fully evaluated and optimised prior to making these available, ensuring a favourable consumer experience,” a Samsung spokesperson said.

“Once finalised, release dates will be communicated,” said Samsung.

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