By Shailesh Shrivastava | Apr 10, 2013 08:02 AM EDT
The release of Samsung Galaxy S4 is just around the corner and Verizon, one of the big four carriers in the U.S., has not announced the availability of the Galaxy S4. If recent developments are something to go by, the Galaxy S4 may be on its way to Verizon, as the carrier has slashed the prices of Samsung Galaxy S3 devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE handsets are available for $99.99 with a two-year Verizon contract. AT&T has already brought down the price of Samsung Galaxy S3 and the smartphone is available for the same price for a two-year contract on AT&T too.
Verizon has not yet declared whether it is going to carry the Galaxy S4 or not, but people have already speculated on the availability of the Galaxy S4 on Verizon because of the S3 price decrease.
Although Verizon making the Galaxy S3 cheaper indicates the imminent arrival of the Galaxy S4, the move can also be made due to the competition. As other carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and U.S. Cellular, who have already announced Samsung Galaxy S4, clear their stocks of Galaxy S3 by slashing its price, Verizon would otherwise have come very late to that action.
AT&T and U.S. Cellular will start taking preorders for the Galaxy S4 April 16, while the device will be available on T-Mobile May 1.
It is always nice when with the release of a new device, the older device gets cheaper. In the case of Samsung Galaxy S3, the device is not very old, as it was released less than a year ago. The Galaxy S3 is quite good hardware-wise, as it comes with with a 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
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