Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders start on April 18 at Sprint, pricing announced
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.
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.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Samsung, Galaxy S, TouchWiz, Samsung Smart Switch, ChatOn, WatchOn, S Voice, Story Album, and Air View are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks. Multi Window does not support all applications.
3. izzy.z (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
Ouch 250! Ugh.. For that price ill just wait for the note 3. I guess I can wait to see if third party vendors might have the phone at a cheaper price.
16. mrturner1966 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Exactly my feelings, why pay so much for the 16g especially when it will be outdated by the Note 3 by the end of the year, it makes no sense to me.
4. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Sorry, samsung. You are gonna fail big time this year.
5. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I'm afraid you're mistaking Samsung for your beloved HTC.
13. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The upcoming article about the Ones high return rate will say otherwise.
HTC has ruined the market, its lured out the iphone lovers to be HTC One lovers because its "premium" nobody cares about the phones looks besides people with phone fetishes. HTC One will do poorly in sales, not that many people have a fetish for what the back of their phone is made of.
7. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I don't just love HTC, also apple and berry.
But samsung is going to fail this year. lol
11. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You wish but sales will speak for themselves anyway.. =]
As far as I'm aware, according to multiple reviews, the GSIV is considered as the best smartphone out there, right now. I won't call this a fail but you're entitle to your own opinion.. lol
8. izzy.z (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
So I'm with sprint and I'm eligible for upgrade, get the s3, note 2 or wait till the price of s4 comes down a little? I know it won't be much but at least i won't pay $250 for it. Any suggestions?
9. Technobri (Posts: 78; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
I preodered the HTC one..its cheaper to preorder than the s4 ...if you like really huge screens than go for the note 2..you're actually gonna get the same features that the s4 has if you get the s3 because they're planning to add them on the s3 in the future
10. izzy.z (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
Maybe you're right about the s3. Thanks ^_^
14. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
If you root it you can get features from the S4 on it already like group play. Also sense 5 stuff is slowly being ported.
22. mrturner1966 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Have you decided what your going to do about the S4 yet? It looks like where in the exact same position. I was hoping that the $250 was a mistake but when they opened the pre ordering there it was $250.
25. izzy.z (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
Ill just wait for third party vendors. Yea I checked the pre-order on sprint and its $250 + $25 for taxes, jeez almost $300 no thanks. I'm fine with my s2 for now.
12. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
'sammy' never EVER copied apple or anybody else. ios was made to look like touchwiz and not the either way. Sony and LG stole their amazing pentile unatural colors amoled technology. sammy was the first one to get a smartphone on the market (SGS 0). They invented the PLASTIC. The workers at their factory's committed suicide by creating an unhealthy environment. They never EVER applied dirty low and very 1870's tactics in their marketing strategies by intentionally and falsely denigrating the competition. We all love sammy because sammy is so good to us. If we fallow sammy like a legion of blind trolls one day, one day maybe we will get a hard on. ha ?!
15. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Ya and the HTC One didn't have a defective batch with a huge amount of ones having defective bodys with gaps/poor build quality.
18. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
HdShatter. Why are you trolling a sammy related article with Htc nonsense ?!? Is there nothing they teach you at that school of trolls ?! Any way give us a buzz when you grow at least half a brain. Until then don t bother me or reply to my comments. I might tallk to sammy to cut your fees. Instead of peanuts they will pay you in beans.
23. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)
LOL.. I love your peanuts and beans theory..
24. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)
samsung is the greatest phone company of all time! even before the electrons were discovered, they are ruling the smartphone market already! LOL...
19. plattinum706 (Posts: 5; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
Wow $249.99 for the 16GB model. and $100 off for switching to Sprint. This is why they are failing as a company now. What about the people that HAVE sprint service. No discount for us? This I is why i'm going to Tmobile. $99 Down payment is starting to sound pretty awesome for a brand new Galaxy S4
20. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
Wrong, HTC One & iPhone 5 is $99 down, S4 is $150 down. http://www.phonearena.com/news
21. wumberpeb (Posts: 445; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
the port in credit lasts until May 9th, I believe... for $99 after rebate, why not go with the Optimus G? 32gigs, quad core, what are you missing?