We already knew the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was coming soon, and now we have some tentative release dates to circle on our calendar. Engadget received an internal document from Staples which states the Galaxy S 4 will arrive at AT&T on April 26th, T-Mobile on May 1st, and Verizon on May 30th. Sprint was not listed, but we expect it to launch sometime in the month of May.
Keep in mind these dates could change, but the AT&T release date matches up with the UK launch on April 26th, and the T-Mobile date of May 1st is the same as what they previously announced. Verizon tends to favor their own Droid brand and other exclusive handsets, so it’s no big surprise they could be the last out of the gate.
T-Mobile has already revealed that their Galaxy S 4 will retail for $579, or a $99 down payment with 24 monthly installment payments of $20. We expect there will be several options for internal storage, but look for the Galaxy S 4 to start around $199 with a 2-year contract on the other carriers.
We have yet to spend any quality time with the Galaxy S 4, but we expect it will be one of the best Android phones released this year. Even though our hardcore audience is leaning towards the HTC One, we expect both devices will please any Android fan.