Samsung‘s Australian PR company this morning announced that the Korean electronics giant will exit the Australian market prior to the release of the Galaxy S 4 and will not bring the device to Australia.
In a short statement released to the press, Samsung noted that it “doesn’t like any of the Australian carrier logos, nor the locals’ pronunciation of ‘kimchi'” and that it did not want to invest time and resources in “optimising the Galaxy S 4’s gyroscope to handle being carried in a kangaroo pouch”.
While this is disappointing news, it’s understandable given Australians’ increasing preference for kangaroo-powered public transport in major cities. Samsung has granted exclusive distribution rights for the Galaxy S 4 to Kogan, saying “they’ll probably import it anyway, so we may as well make it official”.
The Samsung Experience stores in Sydney and Melbourne have had 10 year lease extensions taken out today and will be converted into the world’s first Smiggle Megastores.