At T-Mobile’s UnCarrier event today, it became the first U.S. carrier to confirm a Samsung Galaxy S4 U.S. release date announcing that the highly anticipated smartphone will be landing on its new 4G LTE network on May 1st.
Earlier this month, Samsung revealed its new Samsung Galaxy S4, the device that will be taking over for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and one that will hitting shelves starting in late April. Already, we’ve seen AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon confirm the device for their networks and now, several days after the event, we have our first release date.
T-Mobile today confirmed, at its UnCarrier event, that it will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 1st, just a few days after the United Kingdom gets the device on April 25th and April 26th. This is likely much sooner than many expected given that American carriers are typically far behind their counterparts in terms of release timing. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to announce a Galaxy S4 U.S. release date leaving the other four to make announcements of their own.
Typically, T-Mobile is one of the first to offer devices, it was one of the first with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, so it could be that carriers like AT&T and Verizon release the Galaxy S4 later that month.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 will check in with the same $99 pricing that the carrier has attached to both the HTC One and the iPhone 5 it seems. That pricing is significantly cheaper than what other carriers will likely offer it for.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 figures to replace the Samsung Galaxy S3 in T-Mobile’s lineup as the carrier’s flagship Samsung device. However, it won’t replace it completely.
T-Mobile is set to introduce a 4G LTE powered Galaxy S3 sometime in the future, a device that may serve as its budget option for consumers. The carrier still hasn’t release pricing.
The Galaxy S4 features a number of new features including a 5-incb 1080p display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung’s smart features.