Jun 18 AT 3:23 PM Dustin Earley 11 Comments

AT&T scores yet another exclusive: Galaxy S4 in red

red galaxy s4

As if AT&T doesn’t have enough exclusives to drive customers away from other carriers and into their expensive (but well covered) arms, today the US carrier will start selling a red version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $199 on contract.

Aside from its very rouge exterior, AT&T’s exclusive Red Aurora Samsung Galaxy S4 is no different than the boring ol’ Black Mist and White Frost versions we’ve already come to know and love. You still get a 5-inch full HD 1080 display, a 13MP camera and of course, access to AT&T’s LTE network.

The Red Aurora S4 is just the latest in a string of AT&T exclusives. Ma Bell looks to be going all-out on offense, securing as many handsets and special edition devices as possible to use as ammunition against rival carriers. It’s not like other carriers aren’t participating; T-Mobile just announced the Sony Xperia Z as an exclusive today. But AT&T seems especially keen to open their pocketbooks and tempt manufacturers.

What do you say? Do you see a red Galaxy S4 in your future, or does something else have your attention?

Via: DroidLife

Source: AT&T

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Now THIS is the way for US carriers to do exclusives! I HATE it when a flagship phone is an exclusive phone – makes it kinda pointless at being a flagship for the manufacturer. However, offering unimportant (yet important) color exclusives is a great way to toss the carriers a bone!

    I approve!! :-)

    • Dirty_Azkals

      Now if they would just stick to useless “exclusives” it would make everyone happier. That’s what make these damn carrier updates release so damn late, carrier exclusive bloatware!

      I guess this is where your 61 cents fee is being put toward.

  • uzunoff

    At this point does it even matter? Would anyone switch carriers for the color of the phone?
    Can’t you just get that color case or sticker?

    I think is more of a carriers feeling special than having any real impact on sales or subscriptions.

    • Justin W

      You’d be surprised. I don’t know necessarily how many people will switch carriers for a phone, but my bet is they are targeting the general female population with this – IMO, they are the ones who would switch for a certain color of a phone.

  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    The At&t Galaxy S4. Now exclusively in Verizon Red. Suck it.

  • http://technicquill.com Jess Blanchard

    Personally, I prefer black or white phones. I’m a grown-up!

  • g

    Still a samsuck.

    • donger

      Agreed.

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  • eClipse

    Yes – people will switch carriers to get a red phone, and then cover it with a case that blocks the color.

    They deserve to be stuck with AT&T.

  • aufan1

    I was looking at plans/phones yesterday and AT&T also has a Galaxy S4 Active which is supposed to be a water resistant model.