Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to India in early May
Unlike the U.S. version of the phone, which will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, the Indian version of the phone will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor. So the first version of the phone will have no 4G LTE connectivity, just 3G. Later in the year, a TDD/FDD LTE variant of the phone is expected to launch in the region. Additionally, only the 16GB model of the phone will be released in India which means the 32GB and 64GB models will not be available. But with a microSD card, you can expand the storage on your device anyway.
Off contract, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in India is supposed to be Rs. 40,000-45,000 ($740-$833 USD) without a contract. Carrier subsidized pricing is expected with signed contracts. Two carries in the country expected to carry the phone are Vodafone and Airtel, but launch dates are not yet known.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be going up against the HTC One and the Sony Xperia Z in the country. Which one will capture the bulk of the sales?
source: TechOne3.in via AndroidAuthority
1. VJo003 (Posts: 350; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
Samsung is huge in India
It What Nokia was in late 90's & early 20's
The company has thrived by offering multiple handsets in each price bracket
From below 50$ to over 500$
Hence as as consumers graduate from one bracket to the next they continue to be a Samsung customers
This is be another huge hit in India - Period
2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1352; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Great for Samsung and incredible India always welcome Samsung's products.
No doubt S4 will be a huge hit in India.
53. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
How can you even say this statement? Did you read the article? It will be around 40 to 45 K which will be too much for India. may be you will but believe me very few people care about Samsung s4.
61. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
i feel that samsung's decision to retain the same old design will make more people buy the s3 because of the reduced price and because its a good phone and almost all the new features may come to the s3 and note 2 as well.
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It cares for:
2. India's carriers
3. India's resellers
4. India's consumers
5. It even cares for Samsung's competitors
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly. If you don't live there, then it really doesn't matter. Heck I live in Las Vegas.
25. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
The one that sells the underwhelming Samsung galaxy S3-S.
34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3146; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't care if you live in Las Vegas or Disney land, you need some class in "respect".
Both you and lovenyc8...cause there are other people waiting for their hands on the device. Like you or any other...choose your words properly.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ok Nathan I'll take a class on my note 2 just for you.
40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3146; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
No, no...take it from your iPhone 4S.
41. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Ip5 and you totally missed my original point.
43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3146; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I got your point...not funny anymore man!
44. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It was never meant to be funny, it was meant to point out that where you live, is where you're concerned about the device coming to. As I said do you think the citizens of India care about when the device comes to vegas? You took it the wrong way bro
46. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3146; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I'm concerned...atleast about how much it might cost there at launch...convert it to INR and i can see how much it might amount to here.
Not of this specific device but of every device i'm interested in.
13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
World does not end with US of A... move out of cave :)
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Rusticguy that was a pretty dumb statement, cuz my comment wasn't to lessen the importance of India. It was a generally true statement. Do you think the citizens of India care when it will come to Vegas? And vegas isn't a cave... It's the entertainment Capitol of the world, where everyone wants to come and kick it. What happens in vegas stays in vegas. Hangover pt 1 and 3.Vegas baby!!! I would say the strip, but its not actually in vegas.
26. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Man, it's not about "I don't live there, so idc!", it's about respect. Why bother comment just to say that you don't care? You may not care but some people actually do. You don't see these Indians, Africans etc.. coming on US, TMo, AT&T, Verizon articles and say that they couldn't care less since they don't live there.
I'm not judging you but there're a lot of arrogant americans who like to think that America is the center of the world.
45. darkkjedii (Posts: 15640; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And I'm not one of them. No reason to be arrogant cuz I'm from America. Believe me, if you actually knew me, you'd know I'm not the one to arrogant due to being from America. Sorry if I came off that way man.
31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
That wasn't even addressed to you ... lol :D
17. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Umm there's a world besides the states incase you didn't notice. =|
28. mandkeee (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)
true...i dont really care either as well...
and also i dont care about samsung too.
this new samsung galaxy s4 doesnt really big different...and dissapoint too
htc one is way better good looking
29. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Why bother comment if you don't care?
And apart from being a better looking device according to you(which is a matter of preference) , how is the HTC One better?
32. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
It has BOOM sound and Fed-TILES called BLINK-FEED ... oh the body is Apple like ... aluminum :D
8. Scarambay (Posts: 69; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
INR 45,000 is a bit too much for this phone considering its cheap plastic-y body. People might just go for Xperia Z which by then would be around INR 35,000.
35. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Haters gonna hate..!! S2 and S3 were huge in india.
Just lyk s4 is going to be!
11. Rishin17 (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
In India Samsung should launch it at d same time it launches elsewhere in asia..
Samsung is d most popular brand here as far as android smartphones r concerned
The fact is s4 will sell in large nos..but the price should not be more than rs.40000..
And why scarambay r u comparing it to the xperia z?apart from being waterproof..having a nice design..excellent exmor rs camera sensor,, s4 owns xperia z any day..in april 2013 sony's flagship
Device has a snapdragon s4 pro processor which htc butterfly and lg optimus g used to have ages back.
.and xperia z 's 1080p screen is really outclassed by the 1080p screens
Of htc one and butterfly (super lcd3) and that of s4...
But I have to say personally I dnt like the design or build quality of d s4
Dats y m waiting for the htc one to launch in India
12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
There are no carrier subsidies as such. It's better to buy on CARD with zero% interest EMI rather than pay "FULL AMOUNT" and get handcuffed to contracts. REVERSE SUBSIDY is no big FUN.
33. ARITRA (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
@phonearena just to let you know..we don't have carrier subsidized phones here in india..we have to pay the "full price" of the phone..what they offer is "postpaid" and "prepaid" data plans..but you still have to pay the full price of the phone at once..
38. mobilefuture (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
If it's 40000 rupees in India it'll be about 80k in Pakistan. Ouch. I think my explorer does me good. The prices of Samsung phones won't fall. The note 2 has been at 62k for over 6 months!!!
54. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
note 2 is 33,000 in india and the cheapest rate in usa was $599(unlocked one)
so your'e from pakistan...
what is pakistani's view on americans and the indians?
i have friends from usa, i have noticed that many of you don't like indians and americans (from the news, and from the comments on websites), is it true?
57. amansingal14 (Posts: 306; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Can we please not play poliics here.
Indians and Pakistanis are almost the same. I am an Indian and I love all, Indians and Pakistanis. Some Pakistani Leaders are anti-India, so what? Many Indians are also anti-Pak.
PS - At a higher level, even India does not trust USA as much as it befriends Russia, and ex-USSR states...
58. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
No, we are not anti Pakistani, neither did we ever start any war with Pakistan, we don't hear anything against Pakistanis in out country
And I am not playing politics, I have found that this guy is from Pakistan, so I was just asking it out of curiosity, I am not asking him about the government, I am just asking him about a typical Pakistanis view on Indians and Americans
Now India likes USA and loves Russia, but those are political relations, I am talking about the people's choice, not about politics
59. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
We don't hate them, I know that Indians don't hate anyone, your reply to me is a huge example for that...now I want to know what do people think about us over there, for the sake of knowledge, it's not political...anyways, are you getting the s4 or do you think a subsidized s3 would be a better idea?
63. amansingal14 (Posts: 306; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Nope, this time I was disappointed from Samsung... I will wait for the Note 3, Sony, htc H2 flagships and Nokia flagship, and then compare them to see which one best suits my needs...
And I do agree all people are very much the same...
65. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
JOKE OF THE MILLANIUM
"Indians don't hate anyone" lol wutt...
buddy get out of ur indian cave nd cler-up ur factz .. i myself visited 7-8 indian states....this is whatt i saw nd it happens almost everyplace i visited...with a few exception in north...nw listen
INDIANZ HATE THEIR FELLOW INDIANZ(from another state or if the other indian having a diff. culture/religion or language...(even if they're from same state nd religion they still hate each other as they're devided into upper caste lower caste....blacks nd fair onez...educated onez nd uneducated onez)
fortunate rich indianz hate their fellow unfortunate/poor onez...(genetically the same people but wih pretty much fccked up religionz nd mindsetz nd haterd maybe like it's in their blood,nd this way they claim to be superior to each other which they definately are not coz all are the same...god knows whats the reason behind all this but uh ppl need to get rid of this coz bcz of it brittz were able to rule you fr centuriez)
bt fr now fact remainz the same AZ INDIANZ ARE THE MOST RACISIT BREED ON THIS EARTH
BASICALLY INDIANZ HATE EVERYONE EVEN THEIR FELLOW INIDANZ....ND THIS HATERD WZ ONE OF THE REASONZ WHY A SEPERATE COUNTRY "PAKISTAN" WZ MADE...
66. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
you people hate each other, we don't
atleast we don't attack others because of the colour of their skin
YOU HAVE HITLER'S PIC, NOW I DON'T NEED TO TELL ANYTHING ELSE
DON'T TALK ABOUT THE PAST, TODAY YOU ARE CONFINED TO A VERY LITTLE PLACE
YOU ARE THE BIGGEST RACISTS,INDIANS ARE NOT RACISTS
LEARN THE SPELLING OF MILLENIUM FIRST
IF PAKISTAN WAS CREATED BECAUSE INDIANS WERE RACIST, THEN WHY DID HALF OF THE MUSLIMS STAY BACK IN INDIA?
I MEAN, THEY AREN'T WILLING TO GO TO PAKISTAN, WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE HAPPY OVER HERE
THE TRUTH IS THAT WE NEVER STARTED A WAR AGAINST ANYONE, WE DON'T NEED DICTATORSHIP OR THE OTHER COUNTRIES' STOLEN WEALTH TO BECOME THE WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMY AND A SUPERPOWER IN NEAR FUTURE
INDIA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE OF EVERY COLOUR, CASTE AND RELIGION LIVING HAPPILY TOGETHER...
WHAT'S MORE, WE DON'T EVEN LIKE TO KILL THE ANIMALS, THE PERCENTAGE OF VEGANS IN OUT COUNTRY IS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD
YOU WANT ME TO GET OUT OF "INDIAN CAVE", I AM AN NRI...
67. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
INDIANS ARE NOT RACIST, YOU ARE RACIST...
PEOPLE LIKE YOU DON'T DESERVE ANY ATTENTION, BUT I HAD TO REPLY TO YOU TO TELL THE TRUTH
NO ONE IS PERFECT, BUT YOU ARE WAY BELOW AVERAGE...
INDIA WAS THE RICHEST AND THE MOST POWERFUL, PROSPEROUS COUNTRY...THE BRITISH CAME HERE TO STEAL, THEY HAVE STOLEN A LOT, BUT NOW WE ARE IN A REBUILDING STAGE, WE ARE COMING BACK TO THE POSITION WHERE WE WERE IN THE PAST...EVEN USA WAS FOUND ACCIDENTALLY WHILE SEARCHING FOR INDIA...
NOW I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ALL THE RUBBISH FROM YOU, IN THE NEXT 2 TO 3 DECADES, WE WILL PROVE IT TO THE WORLD...AND YOU WILL WATCH US SURPASS EVERYONE, JUST WAIT AND WATCH
60. techspace (Posts: 927; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
its like, we ask the aussies about their view on the indians and we ask whether they like sachin tendulkar or not...
people from every country are the same...
42. ashwinjoze (unregistered)
I'll go for the Galaxy SIII+
55. Nayabandaa (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
I too was surprised by the carrier news but Vodafone n Airtel are biggest ones n so is the Samsung so anything could happen. Especially seeing news story do contain the name of the 2 vary carriers .
62. rkoforever90 (Posts: 110; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
people in india are generally dumb they dont do any research of their own before buying a product,they just buy based on friends suggestion or because their neighbours own it.etc
64. amansingal14 (Posts: 306; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
lol, you are wrong matey...
We buy acc. to our needs and not fashion. We buy acc. to our budget and not to show off. We buy a product that provides value for money, both design and performance wise. We buy a product that looks good and has adequate punch in it. We just don't game so much and we want to earn as much money as possible so as to keep up with the inflation, so we buy a phone like xperia z or htc one or lumia 920 or blackberry z10, and much more preferably sammy instead of apple. We need more space on our screens so as to manage more things at the same time so iDevices do not meet our requirements. We know when it is just a marketing gimmick and when it is the real deal...