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Sprint Announces Their Galaxy S4 Will Be Available April 27 for $249.99

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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.

  • C-Law

    This price is insane! Samsung is gonna drive everyone to the iPhone or HTC one bc they are $199. I understood $249 when I thought it was for the 32gb model but more than $199 for the 16gb model and this phone isn’t gonna sell. The average Joe will go iPhone with 16gb or HTC one for $199. What is Samsung thinking!

    • chris125

      This is sprint not samsung, seeing how the other carriers have it priced at $199… Sprint has to make some of the money they lost from signing over to sell so many iphones…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-Jones/100002582451090 Darius Jones

    WARNING: This phone is LTE, and massive areas of the country do not have LTE under Sprint. For example, the entire St. Louis area does not have a single LTE tower. If you buy this from Sprint you might be stuck in 3G mode for the foreseeable future. Ask a Sprint store representative “will this work in 4G mode from my house” and see if they give you a straight answer.

    • Prince Campbell III

      I agree with you. I am on Sprint now, just waiting until June to switch to Verizon. I had the EVO which I was paying for the 4G (WiMAX) never used, then I went to the GS2, paying for the 4G, No towers in Michigan or Kentucky. Then they switch and say that the extra $10 is for something other than 4G. I’m done with Sprint.

  • Chris Cartwright

    This is a case where Loyalty to a company doesn’t pay – but disloyalty does – Long time customers of Sprint – You Pay MORE – Leaving another company – Here ya Go – have an extra $100. I’m due for an upgrade but I’m not paying $249 for it. That’s what 20 years of Sprint gets you – an extra $100 upgrade fee.

    • RaptorOO7

      No carrier cares about current customers, its all about locking in new ones. $250 for 16GB no thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Omar-Arteaga/100000475154562 Omar Arteaga

    WTF sprint now im glad that I jumped in to the One bandwagon, Friday is almost here!

  • Tapp

    I was planning on buying off contract anyway, IF, i decide to part with my S3.

  • http://www.anglaispod.com/ bucketachicken

    No 32GB version means basically no chance I’ll upgrade… Dammit, I really want this phone and can’t switch providers right now.

    • Austin Warren

      SD slot.

      • RaptorOO7

        SD slot is not the answer to lack of a 32GB version, you cannot put apps on the SD card with out rooting, and scripts that may or may not work on 4.2.2.

        The answer is put out a 32GB version.

        • http://www.anglaispod.com/ bucketachicken

          Yes, what he said. You can fill up 16 GB with under 10 apps, and app sizes are only going up as graphics get better and phones get more powerful. Honestly, the only reason I didn’t mention the 64 GB version is because there’s minimal precedent for 64 GB Android phones, especially from Samsung.

          Here’s my 32 GB GS3 – and I also have a 64 GB sdcard, which isn’t full yet, but apps2sd, whatever technique you use for it, is not an elegant or efficient solution.

      • ceejw

        Can’t sync Google music in the cloud to an SD card

  • chris125

    Is sprint trying to be verizon?? I mean come on sprint you might want to at least price the same as your competitors who have better coverage and speeds than your network….

  • Zach Armstrong

    If the Sprint version is $250 I bet the Verizon one will be $299

    • Geoff Johnson

      And $399 for the Note 3 :(

      • DanSan

        and a $60 upgrade fee

        • TheWenger

          But you get VZWNavigator.

          • Austin Warren

            And VZWbackup

    • RaptorOO7

      I don’t see Verizon charging anything above their current $199/249 for 16/32GB like the GS3. If they do then more customers will go AT&T like I am doing.

  • FrozenMANGO

    $250..