By Shailesh Shrivastava | Mar 30, 2013 08:06 AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S4 has already been announced and now people are busy predicting as to which all U.S. carriers will carry the new samrtphone and for what price.
There were predictions that six U.S. carriers will carry the Galaxy S4 and the release will take place in the second half of April; however, only three carriers have made the availability of the latest smartphone from Samsung official.
T-Mobile was the first one to announce the Galaxy S4 on its new LTE network and said that the device will be available on its network before May 1. AT&T and US Cellular followed the T-Mobile and announced the availability of the new smartphone on April 16.
Although Sprint and Verizon have not announced the availability of Samsung Galaxy S4, so far, but there are reports confirm that both the carriers are going to carry the smartphone.
According to an Android Authority report, "An FCC filing for the SCH-I545, which is most likely the model number for Verizon's Galaxy S4 considering that SCH-I535 is the model number for Verizon's current Galaxy S3, says the device will support the 700MHz LTE band (Band 13) right alongside Verizon's 1700MHz AWS frequencies (Band 4)."
The FCC filing also reveal the device number SPH-L720 that is supposed to be the Galaxy S4 device for Sprint as the Galaxy S3 device on the same carrier carries the number SPH-L710. The Galaxy S4 for Sprint is also said to be coming with CDMA, LTE, GSM and WCDMA 850/1900 support.
AT&T has already gone a step further and announced the pricing for the Galaxy S4. The price is $250 with a two-year contract.
"Continuing our legacy as the first carrier to launch Samsung's Galaxy series, we are excited to announce AT&T customers will be able to begin pre-ordering the Galaxy S® 4 beginning April 16 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment. We are proud to offer this iconic device and continue to offer our customers the best smartphone line-up, with a variety of devices for every lifestyle and budget," AT&T posted on its blog page.
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