This morning Samsung announced that the Galaxy S4 will be available in “April,” but left specific dates up to each carrier. Sprint was quick to announce a date, and April 27 is the day that customers can expect to see the phone in stores.
For customers upgrading, the 16GB version of the device will run you $249.99, but if you are switching your phone number to Sprint from another carrier, Sprint will knock the price down to $149.99. A little bit steeper than other carriers, but this is very likely to be the best selling phone of this year.
Pre-orders for the phone open tomorrow so make your decision soon, for the full press release hit the break.
Sprint Brings Truly Unlimited Data to Samsung Galaxy S 4 on April 27
New customers switching their phone number to Sprint can get an additional $100 instant credit, reducing the price of Galaxy S 4 to $149.99
Pre-order opens on April 18 at www.sprint.com/galaxys4
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 17, 2013 – Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer Samsung Galaxy S® 4 (16GB version) beginning on Saturday, April 27, for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. For a limited time only, new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint from another carrier will receive an additional $100 instant credit, reducing the price of Galaxy S 4 to $149.99 (excluding taxes).
Pre-order for Galaxy S 4 will open on Thursday, April 18, at www.sprint.com/galaxys4, while supplies last.
Galaxy S 4 will be available at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com), and comes in two color options – White Frost and Black Mist.
Sprint offers Truly UnlimitedSM 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile device with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network, making it the ideal carrier for customers who want to use every single feature of their Galaxy S 4 every single day of the month without worry. Sprint 4G LTE is available in select markets.
“Galaxy S 4 is packed with incredible new features that will benefit from unlimited data plans on the Sprint 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint encourages our customers to really use their smartphone to its full potential – from surfing the Web to listening to streaming music or watching YouTube videos – without worry about data caps, throttling or silly overage charges on their monthly bill. I know our customers will enjoy this device as much as I do.”
Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), Galaxy S 4 is powered by Android™ 4.2.2, Jelly Bean, boasts a brilliant 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen, 1.9GHz quad-core processor and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network. It also offers Multi Window, which allows the use of two apps side-by-side.
Galaxy S 4 is the perfect device for vividly capturing life’s most important moments by featuring dual cameras: a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera with a Dual Camera function allowing simultaneous use of both cameras. Galaxy S 4 is loaded with several innovative capabilities:
- Drama Shot captures a progressive event, like a baby’s first steps or a basketball player’s slam dunk, in one frame
- Eraser Shot removes unwanted objects or people from an otherwise perfect picture
- Live Filters allow an individual to see how a picture will look – on both the camera and camcorder – before the photo is taken
- Story Album™ compiles photos with location and weather information to create the most comprehensive and personalized memory book
Galaxy S 4 adds new touchless navigation with innovative features that detect face, voice and motions to enable screen control.
- Air View™ lets the user preview emails, photos in the gallery, or even the stories in Flipboard by hovering a finger over the screen
- Smart Pause pauses a video by looking away from the screen
- Air Gesture allows the user to answer a call or skip to the next song by waving their hand in front of the screen
Galaxy S 4 also features Polaris® Office to get work done using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from almost anywhere.
Galaxy S 4 customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in the United States while on the Sprint network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones (excluding taxes and fees) – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web.
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 67 markets. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout and detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage. Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.