Samsung made several announcements this morning concerning their upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S4. We already covered one of their announcements, which revealed the complete accessory lineup that Samsung will be making available to consumers. The lineup includes some unique accessories available only for the Galaxy S4, and shared accessories that will work with all of their Galaxy series devices.
This next announcement is actually pretty big. It's regarding the U.S. availability of the Galaxy S4. The phone will be available through seven U.S. carriers and seven other retailers starting in April. In case you haven't noticed, that's this month!
The next generation of the world's best-selling smartphone widely available at seven U.S. carriers and seven retailers beginning in April
The Galaxy S4 is already available for pre-order through AT&T and US Cellular. Soon, it should also be available through Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Cricket and C Spire will also join that list, with availability set to begin in April.
Sprint announced that the Galaxy S4 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow (April 18th), and it will launch on April 27th. Sprint is charging $249 for the device, as long as you sign a 2 year contract.
Major US retailers carrying the Galaxy S4 will include Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radioshack, Sam's Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart.
"The Galaxy S line of smartphones has achieved momentous success with 100 million in unit sales worldwide in less than three years. This validates that we are addressing what consumers want from a smartphone," said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The fourth generation of Samsung's flagship device builds upon the tradition of excellence and provides consumers with even more innovation that simplifies and redefines the way individuals will interact with their Galaxy S 4. We believe this device will be a true companion to all aspects of a consumer's life from work, to travel and even watching TV."
Now that you know where the Galaxy S4 will be available for purchase, where are you going to pick one up? Do you already have your accessories picked out for when you finally get the phone?