By Alexandra Burlacu | Apr 18, 2013 10:14 AM EDT
Samsung finally shed some light on the U.S. availability of its new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, officially announcing the handset's availability from carriers and retailers.
While the new Samsung Galaxy S4 grabbed the spotlight since its announcement, the handset's availability and pricing in the U.S. was still shrouded in mystery for the most part. Now, the South Korean tech giant decided to make things clear and announce the availability of its 2013 flagship at seven U.S. network carriers and seven retailers. On the other hand, the company still offered no exact release date, mentioning only a vague "April" timeframe.
"The Galaxy S 4 is optimized for powerful performance on the nation's fastest networks and will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless as well as U.S. Cellular, Cricket and C Spire starting during April," reads the press release. "Additionally, consumers can find the Galaxy S 4 at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Staples, Target and Wal-Mart. Exact pricing and retail availability will be announced by each of the carriers and retailers in the coming weeks."
While left out of the press release, MetroPCS seems to be on board as well. Samsung's website, meanwhile, only lists Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, as well as links to AT&T and U.S. Cellular pre-order pages for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Meanwhile, those who want to sign up to receive up-to-date information about the handset can do so on the registration page at this link.
"The Galaxy S line of smartphones has achieved momentous success with 100 million in unit sales in less than three years. This validates that we are addressing what consumers want from a smartphone," touts Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. "The fourth generation of Samsung's flagship device builds upon the tradition of excellence and provides consumers with even more innovation that simplifies and redefines the way individuals will interact with their Galaxy S 4. We believe this device will be a true companion to all aspects of a consumer's life from work, to travel and even watching TV."
As mentioned in the press release, official release date and pricing announcements should follow shortly from the various network carriers stocking the Samsung Galaxy S4.
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