Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Strong in Korea Despite Not Officially Launching Yet

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    Last week we shared a story about SK Telecom in South Korea "going rogue" and selling their inventory of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones ahead of Samsung's official April 11th launch. This was due to an impending temporary sales ban.

    It probably comes as no surprise that because of this act of defiance, the Galaxy S5 is already experiencing strong sales in that country. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    This situation is ultimately a "win-win" for Samsung. They get to sell their device a bit early and get some extra press because of it. In the long run, they only have to mildly punish SK Telecom with a "slap on the wrist," and still come out looking great.

    Source: BGR
     
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    They started selling them here in Thailand yesterday at $800. for the 16G and surprisingly enough, are now sold out. They are now quoting 3-4 week delivery.