Culling from multiple sources throughout the web, American and otherwise, the folks at SamMobile have put together an initial outline of what Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphone will look like price-wise. Thankfully, as we expected and were hoping for, these quotes are not terribly outrageous; somewhere in the our projected range.
We’ve known for some time now of the S4’s Canadian debut on May 3. Currently, we know for certain that wireless carriers Rogers and TELUS will offer the S4 on a three-year contract or without. Contract-less will cost CA$700. Those pre-orders are available now online and products will be shipped by April 26.
Thus far, six major U.S. carriers have confirmed to be hosting Samsung’s flagship phone at some point in the quarter, if not at launch. Said carriers are AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Cricket Wireless; with the S4’s price and availability known for just AT&T and U.S. Cellular at this time.
AT&T is offering the new 16GB Galaxy for $200 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders became available on Tuesday and expected arrival date is May 3. U.S. Cellular likewise began accepting S4 pre-orders, for an identical $200 with two-year contract. But if free things interest you, U.S. Cellular is giving away a S Flip cover with their pre-ordered devices.
Leading the pack for a change, we believe that T-Mobile will see the S4 as soon as May 1, or at least a month before the smartphone reaches the shelves at Staples‘ stores on May 30.
The Galaxy S4 without a contract will run you $640; that’s a 16GB SIM-free version. Pricing and availability speaking, the 32GB variant is still pretty tight under wraps. We’ll keep you posted as details reveal themselves.