The Canadian PressMarch 27, 2014 03:31
SEOUL, South Korea - The global launch of Samsung's latest smartphone has been upstaged by South Korean mobile network companies.
SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said it will start selling the Galaxy S5 on Thursday, two weeks before the scheduled sales launch on April 11.
Samsung said in a statement that it is "very puzzled" by SK Telecom's decision and is deciding how to respond. It said its schedule of overseas launches remains unchanged.
Other mobile operators, KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp., are following SK Telecom's move to release the phone early.