Samsung Galaxy S4 pricing leaked for Italy, bring money

Samsung’s new flagship will be making waves, and not just because it is the “next big thing.” In Italy anyway, waves will be caused by the splash from the heavy price tag.

Word has apparently leaked that the Galaxy S4 will launch sometime in the first two weeks of May, and will cost a whopping €699 ($914, £604). Meanwhile the rest of the EU will be facing a retail price of €599 ($783, £518).

The price discrepancy between what is expected in Italy versus other countries is apparently based on what has happened with previous Samsung releases, like the Galaxy Note II and the S III. The UK may see the S4 launch on April 26, but regardless of its release date there, it will surely be a successful launch as pre-registrations are up sharply compared to Galaxy S III.

The difference in release time frames is apparently due to the preparation of marketing materials. Aside from that, expect the Exynos equipped Galaxy S 4 to be available in about 6 to 7 weeks, just be sure to bring lots of money.

source: Android Caotic

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64 Comments

1. Mr..J

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

according to gsmarena S4 costs $579 before tax for 16GB

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Game set and match. $579 is a brilliant price.

10. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

For the US that is, what about outside the US? Double standards hypocrites. Bitch about how HTC One or Z cost outside the US but praise the price of the GSIV in the US.

41. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

INR 55 K..in India?... GS IV will not survive in India .... i can get a cool new bike with 70 Kmpl ......

59. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

XZ will pickup if this is priced at 55K. I guess ppl will start buying iPhone 5 for 40K on ebay ...

50. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's not double standards. Samsung has the android smartphone market cornered except for the US. With a $579 price tag in the US and probably $599.99 in Canada, it is now game over unless HTC goes $549 or lower, which they can't now since they spent so much on their own show and advertising to no avail. 649.99 iPhone 599.99 or more HTC One $579 GS4 Pound for pound the best deal ever. In Canada it will be worse. $699.99 iPhone 5 $624.99 or more HTC One(using the one x price as a placeholder) $599.99 GS4 I am not saying the Italian and Indian markets do not matter but Samsung either makes more with the Galaxy Ace type phones there or they are already Samsung worshipping countries.

15. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

$914 for plastic O.o

23. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

It´s not for you.

36. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

indeed yes... better to buy an ultrabook...

38. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

looks like samsung has lost it... $ 1K for a plastic smartphone.. ? samsung is planning to make $500 from each ..device ..huh..

44. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well....fools keep buying, so you can't fault $amsung for that.

60. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hold the Aluminium dressed in a Silicone rubber and have orgasms :)

6. edgabimbam unregistered

omg it is for USA -.-'

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i think thats because US version has Qualcomm CPU, the price is lesser than rest of the world which will enjoy Exynos one.

45. mightyillidan

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

well i fuking want it i always like qualcom procecors that samsungs and with such price i really want the us version

54. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Yea, but the S600 is just as powerful as the Exynos.

18. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

So probably $599 or $649 after tax.

19. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

in my country gs3 still costs a whooping $620

27. Rafael97

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

In Portugal i bought the Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 (The one with Quad-Core, LTE and 2GB of RAM) for 225€ (293 US$) at Vodafone on a great Sale ;) I love this phone. Now i am thinking on changing my iPad for an Android Tablet.

46. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

That was the approximate retail value. And it's still not confirmed. Good price though if it ends up being the actual price. Still rather get a HTC One though.

2. Veritas_Aurora

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

F*cking high!

3. mariosraptor

Posts: 178; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

hopefully with that price tag it will be the 32gb or even the 64gb version. otherwise maybe in 2 to 3 months when it will drop a good 10-20%. although i think that Samsung is becoming a littlelike Apple and wants people to think that their phones will boost their social status. IMHO no phone boosts your status, unless it is a Vertu phone going along a Rolex or Patek Philippe and wearing an Armani suit.

43. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

All you have to do is wait, Android devices are like automobiles. The moment they leave the lot, they start to depreciate. IF you don't need the latest instantly, patience will payoff in the long run.

61. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It pays to wait for 4-6 months on any new model.

5. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

The 16gb model I think is fairly priced.

7. mariosraptor

Posts: 178; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

again a retard is thumbing everyone down. how stupid do you have to be to do that? IQ of 60. stupid person i would suggest that you excercise your social skills. you hear me?

8. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

it is a great price and now take my money

9. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

So the same money for a 16GB GS4 as for the 32GB HTC One... I choose One. Plain and simple.

12. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

But with the s4 you can use a micro sd card, up to 64gb, which you can't with the One x:

20. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

High capacity cards are still quite expensive here and most people don't use them (mostly some 8GB or so). Most people buy a phone from a carrier with a plan and 24months contract and buy a phone that has more built-in storage. Besides, the built-in storage is way faster and it's life span is quite longer that that of an SD card.

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