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Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to India in early May

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to India in early May
As you might expect, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is going to be launched in India. According to sources of the anonymous kind, the new Android flagship device will be released some time in early May. The late April-early May time period seems be when the handset will be rolling out across most markets. So far, the earliest date appears to be the April 26th launch on the U.K.'s EE.

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

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posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:44 14

1. VJo003 (Posts: 359; 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

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 20:57 13

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:17 1

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.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:19

61. techspace (Posts: 1036; 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:02 9

3. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


who cares its coming to india?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:11 27

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It cares for:
1. Samsung
2. India's carriers
3. India's resellers
4. India's consumers
5. It even cares for Samsung's competitors

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:15 10

5. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


+1 for u very well said

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:17 4

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly. If you don't live there, then it really doesn't matter. Heck I live in Las Vegas.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:43 2

24. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


and in which farm of las vegas u live ?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:53 3

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The one that sells the underwhelming Samsung galaxy S3-S.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 01:01 4

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; 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.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:12

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok Nathan I'll take a class on my note 2 just for you.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:35

40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No, no...take it from your iPhone 4S.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:45

41. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ip5 and you totally missed my original point.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:03

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I got your point...not funny anymore man!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:08

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; 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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:47

46. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:59 19

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


World does not end with US of A... move out of cave :)

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:05 1

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:56 5

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.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:11

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; 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.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 23:28 2

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


That wasn't even addressed to you ... lol :D

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:14

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure rustic

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 22:11 3

17. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Umm there's a world besides the states incase you didn't notice. =|

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 23:00

28. mandkeee (Posts: 82; 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

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 23:08 4

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?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 23:30 3

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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:29

50. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


THEN WHY DID YOU OPEN THIS PAGE?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:15 1

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


When does it hit Vegas baby.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 21:37 1

8. Scarambay (Posts: 94; 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.

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