Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to India in early May

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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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 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: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 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: Mar 15, 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: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

3. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

who cares its coming to india?

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

+1 for u very well said

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

24. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

and in which farm of las vegas u live ?

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

40. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ip5 and you totally missed my original point.

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Aug 11, 2012

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

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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: Aug 11, 2012

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

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure rustic

17. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

28. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Aug 11, 2012

It has BOOM sound and Fed-TILES called BLINK-FEED ... oh the body is Apple like ... aluminum :D

50. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

THEN WHY DID YOU OPEN THIS PAGE?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When does it hit Vegas baby.

8. Scarambay unregistered

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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