Verizon to launch its Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 23rd

Verizon to launch its Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 23rd
Looks like Verizon is going to be ready to launch its variant of the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 one week earlier than expected. Originally said by the nation's largest carrier to arrive on May 30th, Big Red has announced on Monday that it will now make the new flagship Android device available on May 23rd. Verizon is accepting pre-orders for the phone which is priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a signed two-year pact. If you order online, shipping is free.

Verizon is trying to push some of the features on Samsung's latest Android flagship model, which is being released after AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have already released their version of the phone. Among the features pushed by Verizon includes Dual Shot which lets you use both the front and rear cameras at one time while taking a picture and WatchON which turns the phone into a television remote and TV Guide.

If you're a Verizon customer or planning to switch, you can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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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)



1. romeoc1984

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Goodbye iPhone 5!

4. jcarrigan unregistered

Now when they say they were trying to push features like the daul shot do they mean they removed it? or is it part of the marketing for the gs4 on verizon? Cuz it would only make sense that Verizon would remove some awesome features from the phone because they have the tendency to that.

11. jpmcnown

Posts: 35; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Agreed, could the writer be more vague? Does "pushed" me they are rushing to include these features, or pushed em out of the build so the feature isn't available? Pushed as in "trying to market/advertise"?

6. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

romeoc1984 smart you are smart. I still know of a few people who want the icrap but they don't know tech is the only reason I can think of. Hopefully since I've pre-ordered mine it will be delivered to me on the 23rd. I've been asking around to see if we'll get ours to us by that day or if it will ship to us on the 23rd which would more than likely mean you'd have it by next Friday :)

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

R u located in nj ir ny I can purchase it from u

22. porter_

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

It does kind of blow the iPhone 5 out of the water, check out the comparison here:​hone-5-16gb

2. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Late as usual.

3. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

HD does it really mater at this point? You're getting the best smart phone on the best network period. I had no problem waiting for this bad boy to come to VZW. They don't have the best network for nothing :)

5. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

cdma sucks :P i'm just kidding, i really don't care about which carrier is better... they take our money in the end right?

7. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012


8. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Late @ releasing the "best smart phone"... They have a rep for this and it is getting old.

9. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

S4 has a chance at being outdatted in 2 days anyway, lets see what google reveals in 2 days.

12. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

They aren't going to release anything of substance. You see the specs for the so called droid x?? It's going to be last years tech... no thanks, I'll pass. I hope they release info on the nexus 5!

31. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Best network is extremely subjective. Anymore it's a wash between VZW/ATT and service area. Then, pricewise both are horribly expensive for what crap they offer.

10. DRAPicard

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

A week earlier?!!? All I can say is that I am VERY happy by this news :-) Goodbye HTC Thunderbolt in 10 days!!!!!

14. zrated

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

i'm in the same boat (s4 pre-ordered through wirefly), though i've enjoyed the thunderbolt. it was a huge upgrade from my previous iphone.

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2482; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Wow, it hasn't even been released yet and it already has a 5 star review hahaha.

15. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

All I gotta say is what happened to the 32 and 64 gb models of the s4 ! Its the only thing stopping me from buying one. I have more apps on my s3 than the s4 has free space so if i got a 16 gb with usable 9 gb it would be a downgrade and i would have less apps. Come on verizon at least release the 32vers.

25. JasonK_25

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2013

Normally, I'd agree with you, but it DOES have a memory card slot so you can expand the memory. It decreases the carriers from taking on additional inventory that they aren't sure they can sell. By only offering 16GB with memory card slot, the phone is more appealing to carriers IMO.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Glad really excited for tommorow, cause ile be receiving the S4 international Exynos A15 5410, first pure A15 ARM CORTEX CPU, with PVRSGX543. And not the useless, scrap pathetic half A9&A15 crapdragon commercial scrap standard chip. Root is available, Cynageon and AOKP ROM and Siyah Kernels are available already. Root this and overclocking this to a insane 2.2GHZ, with all 8 cires running togeather. Holy moly, 8 cores running Android, even the A7 can be clocked upto 1.7Ghz, and also those PvrSgx543 Gpu can reach upto 733Mhz, WTF... Holy $hi+t ™

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

What model no. is that ?

17. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I used the s4 its the s3 with weak gimmicks and remote control feature

18. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Its not for ppl like us it for more gear towards ppl who never got the s3 for them to have a reason to buy the s4 now...I guess note or s5 will make us switch

20. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The 23rd, huh? Funny............cause I had a customer preorder one today, and, when I placed his Iconic Order, the 'Will Ship By' date was the 30th. This was around 1pm, today.

27. DRAPicard

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

It is officially up on the VZW website under the news section..... And I did chat with a rep today to see if my order would be shipping early. He did confirm the new date is the 23rd and that the pre-orders would potentially be in our hands on the 23rd! He said the worst case scenario would be shipping out on the 23rd....which is still a week early so I am fine with that!

29. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

That's awesome! The date must've change literally right after I placed my cust's order. Hopefully his also ships early! I'm siked for the S4 :D

23. ila420

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Where are the 32GB and 64GB variants? Hurry up Samsung.

24. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

By the time you get your phone on Verizon I will had my phone for a month thats a long time in phone world especially when there a new phone by next month

26. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why doesnt VZW page say this. Where did this announcement come from. The web site says May 30

28. DRAPicard

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

It IS on the VZW website! Click on the 2nd link under the sources in the main story.....otherwise it is on the main VZW page under the "News" section!

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