Leaked Staples document outs tentative carrier launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Leaked Staples document outs tentative carrier launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S4
A leaked document from business supply retailer Staples not only reveals when the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available for pre-orders for the chain, it also gives out some information that everyone wants to know. First, Staples will be joining some other retailers in accepting reservations for the next Android flagship model this coming Tuesday, April 16th. Earlier on Sunday, we passed along an internal Walmart document that revealed that the deep discount retailer will also be taking pre-orders for the phone on Tuesday.

The leaked memo from Staples also reveals a tentative launch date for the device on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile had already announced that it would launch the phone on May 1st, a date that also shows up on Staple's memo. The tentative launch date for AT&T is April 26th while Verizon isn't expected to launch it's version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 until May 30th, more than a month after AT&T's release. No date for Sprint's launch of the phone was indicated. Big Red is said to have the most rigorous carrier testing among the top four carriers in the U.S. which might explain the delay.

While pricing wasn't disclosed, AT&T has already indicated that the 16GB model would be priced at $199.99 with a signed two-year contract, and that the 32GB model would run $249.99 on contract. T-Mobile is expected to ask for a $99.99 down payment for the 16GB model with the balance paid off in monthly installments of $20 for 24 months.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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