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.

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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.

  1. 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!! :-)

    • 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.

  2. 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 WGuest 2 years ago

      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.

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

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

  5. gGuest 2 years ago

    Still a samsuck.

  6. eClipseGuest 2 years ago

    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.

  7. 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.