SK Telecom Launches Samsung Galaxy S5 Early

Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom has introduced the Samsung Galaxy S5 for KRW 866,800. The operator discounts the handset to as low as KRW 660,000 for long-term subscribers. The phone was initially slated to launch on 11 April but this was reportedly brought forward ahead of SK Telecom’s business suspension, which is due to start in April. However, a communications official from Samsung said the company is puzzled by the launch. He said that although SK Telecom had asked for permission to start the sales of the model this month, Samsung has consistently ignored the request. Samsung has begun talks with SK Telecom to find out the reason for the early launch. SK Telecom said it launched early to accommodate its customers. Meanwhile, rivals KT and LG Uplus said they would also begin selling the Galaxy S5.

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