Verizon confirms May launch for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Verizon confirms May launch for the Samsung Galaxy S4
Last weekend, a leaked document from Staples showed a tentative launch date of May 30th for the Samsung Galaxy S4 via Verizon. Considering that this is more than three weeks longer than the launch date for the same phone from some other carriers, Big Red customers were aghast with the idea that they would have to wait so long for the eagerly awaited device.

A tweet today from Verizon itself confirmed the May launch of the phone, although it did not reveal the specific day. T-Mobile has already announced that it will be releasing the phone online April 24th and in stores May 1st. AT&T has an April 30th release date and Sprint will launch the phone on April 27th.

Verizon's tweet means that the phone could conceivably launch on May 1st, but if the previously leaked information holds true, don't expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S4 at your local Verizon store until the end of next month. As we noted before, the carrier is known for rigorously testing its phones.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S4
  • 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)




Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

26-04-2013 will be in the UK I've just ordered mine, Exynos version! Can't wait to feel the power of 4xA15!

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

no feel the heat of 4xA15

15. squill

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Technically power is the rate of thermal dissipation so its 'heat' is what he could have been referring to. :)


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011


22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Dude, from did you order the Exynos version in UK ? I wanna order too !

26. jcarrigan unregistered

their not testing, their installing bloatware and slapping their silly logo on everything.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Bye bye Verizon. You were always over rated anyways.

3. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

T-Mobile is underrated though.

7. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

good decision dude.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You'll come back crying. Just you wait.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And VZW will be waiting for him with open arms. Along with its special collection of bloatware. But then bloatware is part of the price of admission to America's largest LTE network. Personally, I just ignore the bloatware. I have all of the programs I use on 2 pages of the UI. I probably haven't gone to the app drawer since about the second month after the FedEx driver delivered my Note II. No big thang.

21. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yeah, I root all my phones and remove that junk.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yeah, I hardly go to my App drawer myself. As far as the logo, my Galaxy Note 2 is to damn beautiful and lighting fast to fixate on any logo. I really hate those little ninnies that whine for everything; they should just pop a Midol or two and maybe they can control their hormonal imbalance.

27. jcarrigan unregistered

haha yup! i have one contract ending this july. and 2 more ending in ctober 2014 and then i am free of the tyranny of verizon. i joined them in 2001 and things have certainly progessed horribly! hopefully in 2014 t-mobile works where i live or i live somewhere that t-mobile works lol

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

wonder what Verizon has against the Galaxy S series. They always release them later than the other carriers and tend not to put as much effort into selling them as the other carriers, instead choosing its Droid lineup more.

14. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

They always release everything later than everyone else. They even release VZW exclusives late.

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"As we noted before, the carrier is known for rigorously testing its phones." And adding its special bloatware. "Testing isn't done until the bloatware is all on...."

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

What in the fonk are the "testing" for? It sure as fonk aint service. I find it funny they do this to the "droids" but the iPhones just skate right on though. WTF is up with that? It's crap like this, and carrier exclusives like the DNA that are causing me to leave. Between this and the BS plan pricing in addition to paying full price for a phone. Screw VZW.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

They're testing so that they don't get a sleuth of whining complaints right after the release and then they have to spend time and money putting together a 'fix for this and a fix for that' or something that SHOULDN'T have been broken in the first damn place. Verizon's Galaxy Note 2 was the only U.S. iteration that DIDN'T need an update to fix something since it's release. (They only had to push out a push to patch the Exynos exploit - but there was nothing wrong with the phone itself. And, we had Multi-Windows on DAY 1 of Verizon's release!! HA!!!!!

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Great, you still had to wait to buy the phone. And if the Thunderbolt or Gnex are any indication they clearly don't really test them that well. Just look at the signal issues with the Gnex, and don't even get me started on all the issues the Tbolt had. if you are an early adopter you know that their maybe a few things that need a patch, or SW update, after a month or so. So why not just release the phones and be done with it?

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The wait was on the order of about 1 month. This time around, I already have a Note II, so if I have to wait an extra 30 days to get a VZW edition of the Note III, it is no big thang.

11. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Sucks for Verizon customers . That would of been me haha but since Verizon dnt get good service in my house could care less Lol .

13. samsungIScopycat

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

its not interesting with GS4....

16. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

wow, all of this Verizon bashing! sounds like a bit of haterism, maybe? 98.9 million subscribers can't all be wrong. Look, Verizon is king of the hill, despite their high pricing, and apparent arrogance. they're arrogant because they CAN be. despite what the other 3 carriers are doing, Verizon couldn't care less, for whatever reason that is. If I were in the market for the S4, another few weeks is not going to kill me.

24. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I am currently a VZW customer and I hate them now. I've hated them since they yanked my NE2/Unlimited data/charged me for phones I sent back under warranty saying i didn't return it/etc. I'm happy x number of people are happy with them, but I am not.

17. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I think they got their definitions of testing and adding bloatware mixed up. Piss off verizon.

23. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I am one of those customers who left Verizon for Sprint.....exactly 49 days later I couldn't take not being able to use my phone so I dropped them and went back to Verizon. I have friends who have T-Mobile and their service is not any better, they love the price but I always hear them complaining they have no internet or can't make a phone call, so with that said I would rather wait longer for a phone and know that when I got it that it was actually going to work, everywhere I go!

25. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I know over two dozen OTR drivers who did exactly the same thing. they didn't like verizon's pricing, so they tried X carrier. in less than 90 days, they canceled and went back to verizon. yes, I hate losing unlimited data, and I hate paying more than others on other carriers. but when I need to make a call and HOLD a call, verizon can't be beat.

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