Samsung clarified: Sim locking for its phones.

sim lock 6Samsung issued a statement on July, about the SIM-locked on its phones, which has provided some information on the practice, though does not elaborate as to why phones are now being geographically SIM-locked. You can see the statement here:

The new policy, at this point, applies to Galaxy S III, S II, Note, S4, S4 Mini, and Note 3 devices produced after the end of July 2013.