Mar 26 AT 11:40 AM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to T-Mobile on May 1st


When Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4 they said it would launch in Q2, and now the first US carrier has revealed an actual date. Today T-Mobile announced that the Galaxy S 4 will be available on their network starting May 1. No other US carriers have provided specific launch dates, but we will assume that May will be a popular month to launch the device.

T-Mobile did not reveal their pricing, but the Galaxy S 4 is expected to debut around $579 without a contract. Customers who opt for the equipment installation plan should be able to pick up the GS4 for a $99 down payment, and then owe T-Mobile an additional 24 monthly payments of $20.

The jury is still out on the Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One debate, but it now appears the HTC One will be the first device available for purchase from US carriers when it launches sometime in April.

Via: TmoNews

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  • Don Boogie

    There is nothing about the GS4 or the HTC One that would even remotely cause me to consider giving up my Nexus 4.

    • JMo916

      That’s great, glad you chimed in just to let us know how awesome your outdated device is. :)

    • Taylor Wimberly

      I have the Nexus 4, and the upgraded camera and front-facing speakers on the HTC One are the reasons I switched.

      • Don Boogie

        The front-facing speakers are a distinct improvement. Not sure if the camera will be sooo much better as to make up for the Touchwiz/Sense and carrier bloatware. Can’t see myself going back from stock Android.

      • Adrien C.

        Yeah, I’m seriously considering making the change due to this. With good CPU and 2GB ram, I guess Sense won’t be much in the way. The ability to take better pictures, specially in low light is a big game changer…
        Just keep wondering if I won’t hate the locked bootloader and slow updates…

      • sly

        Bah, my Nexus 4 takes awesome pictures!! In daylight. When I hold it against something. And pray for it to focus.

  • Vance

    …ironically the G4 gets an official launch date on my carrier before the One does. Awesome.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • John Patrick

    Taylor, knowing your “love” for phone carriers and contracts, I’ll bet you are just giggling over this whole T-Mobile thing.

  • alexanderharri3

    Now that T-Mobile has announced, Verizon is surely to announce…May 23rd availability on May 19th.

    • kazahani

      Well if everyone else is getting it in may, then it should definitley hit Big Red in time for the holidays, I would think.

  • Paul Atreides

    Still no concrete U.S. dates for the HTC One’s appearance. As the sloth Belt would say ” duh duh duh!”. They need to get those dates out along with an advertisement push right now.

    • Deon Davis

      It least you know its in April before the GS4. Both our great phones and will sell great I believe.

      • Paul Atreides

        You’re correct, I just don’t want to see HTC choke again this year. I know Samsung will do what they need to do for the S4.

  • Nathan D.

    Even with the htc one month head start, the g4 will still sell better unfortunately for them. Hopefully, htc will have a better year this time around.

  • donger

    Nice, HTC better sell their HTC One better.

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  • rr2009

    Hopefully, there won’t be any delay.

  • Richard Yarrell

    With manufacturers scrambling to catch up or copy ever aspect of my Galaxy Note 2. I am in a great position to chill the Galaxy Note 2 is the GOLD STANDARD of technology today. I am just having to much fun watching Tmobile attack all those overrated and overpriced carriers. I definitely will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 in October. Who knows just for GP I might get the S4 in May it’s possible.

    • Orion78

      Stop lying. You can’t even afford to get one phone.

      • snowbdr89

        He donates himself for science experiments an gets paid

        • Cwalden21

          ^^^^^HAHAHAHAHA LMAO

  • Andrew Goodwin

    If T-MO was really wise they would be the first carrier to offer stock phones from carriers with out any bloteware. That with everything else they are doing would be a great thing. Imagine, a buyer wants to test out these new non contract plans, so they jump in, and the phone runs better than any other network because it is stock. That would make a lot of happy customers and they wouldn’t even understand why they liked T-Mobile phones better.