Several US carriers might have delayed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but you still might be able to spend some hands-on time with the device if you head to your local Best Buy. The two companies announced the in-store Samsung Experience Shots earlier this month, but today they held a press conference to announce the nationwide rollout to more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the US.
“Samsung has been delivering the latest innovation across the consumer electronics category for some time,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “With the Samsung Experience Shops, we are ensuring consumers get the most of that innovation by learning how to leverage their mobile devices across our ecosystem of consumer electronics. Consumers will have one place to not only explore and learn about our full portfolio of mobile products, but also the support of a Samsung expert to help with selecting and servicing them. This will truly be a unique mobile shopping experience.”
Customers can locate a local Samsung Experience Shop by visiting the official Best Buy site. Select stores will have the Galaxy S 4 on display starting Saturday, April 27th, and the rollout will spread to additional stores by summer. Some Best Buy stores will also offer Samsung Smart Service, where Samsung Experience Consultants and Best Buy blue shirt sales associates will assist with product demonstrations, basic product services, Samsung account set up, warranty registration and post purchase support.
If you visit your local Best Buy this week and find a Samsung Experience Shop inside, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.