Samsung announced their much awaited flagship smartphone a couple of weeks ago and announced that the phone would be available in the last week of April although the specific details and dates were not made available. If you are among the millions all around the world eagerly anticipating the S4, you may not know when you will lay your hands on the superphone yet, but rumors have started to surface.
Buyers in the US may be ahead of the pack. It is rumored that the S4 for AT&T will be on the shelves and shipping as early as the last week of April as sources indicate that the carrier will begin taking pre-orders starting April 16th. We know that the S4 will be coming to most, if not all, networks in the US, but most likely at different times and price. The S4 will be available on contract for $249 if a recent leak is anything to go by.
Samsung announced the new smartphone and almost immediately rumors surfaced that the US-bound version of S4 would sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor and not the much touted octa-core Exynos 5 processor. A couple of days ago, there was a rumor on Unwired that the first 70% of the S4 out of the production line will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Does this mean that S4s with Exynos 5 processor will not entering the market for at least a couple of months?
A report on SamMobile, 16GB 3G version of the S4 will start rolling out in a number of Eastern European countries and Russia from mid this month and the LTE and 64GB 3G LTE versions will be available in late May or early June. If you are a little behind in the industry news, the S4 was one of the most anticipated smartphones for months and the specs sheet shows that it will not disappoint. Some of the core features include 2GB RAM, choice of 16, 32 and 64 GB onboard memory, a 5.0 inch full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery.
Are you eagerly waiting for the S4 on AT&T? You are not alone.