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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Release One Step Closer with Galaxy S3 Deal

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now $99 on Verizon Wireless, offering a cheaper option to the upcoming Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4. This marks the last major carrier to cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3, a move which we typically see when carriers the release of a new model is close.

This morning Verizon quietly cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to $99 online direct from Verizon, shoppers can also find the Verizon Galaxy S3 for as low as $19.99 on third party websites and users who signed up for Best Buy’s Update deal before the Super Bowl can score a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 for $50 as well.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

The Verizon Galaxy S3 is $100 less as Verizon prepares for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 is $100 less as Verizon prepares for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

In short, with the influx of Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 deals, including those direct from the carrier, we expect that Verizon will soon be announcing Galaxy S4 details. We already know that the Verizon Galaxy S4 passed through the FCC and competitors are planning spring launches for the Galaxy S4.

While these deals are tempting, we covered five reasons to buy the Galaxy S4 instead of the Galaxy S3, and the reasoning remains just as valid with these latest discounts.

While Verizon is not offering any Galaxy S4 release date information at this time, the price cut is the latest signal that the carrier is close to announcing something.

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 release announcement may be closer with the latest Galaxy S3 deal.

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 release announcement may be closer with the latest Galaxy S3 deal.

Verizon was one of the last carriers to offer a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pre-order and the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 release also arrived late to the party, so we may see a similar situation at play now.

With the Verizon HTC One release still a mystery and a lackluster BlackBerry Z10 launch in general, Verizon is in need of some news soon to combat AT&T’s expanding roster of smartphones and T-Mobile’s new UNCarrier approach which is bringing the iPhone 5, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in the coming weeks.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a larger 5-inch 1080P HD display with features that allow users to hover a finger over the display, or combine motion and eye-tracking to control the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 also delivers the ability to use two apps at once, which U.S. versions of the Galaxy S3 can’t. Users also gain a better processor, access to wireless charging and a better 13MP camera on the Galaxy S4.

The first U.S. Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is set for May 1st, and we may see other Samsung Galaxy S4 release details as April 16th approaches and pre-orders start.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

8 Comments

  1. 1uniquename

    04/09/2013 at 4:35 pm

    I received some kind of notice today from t mobile about the s4 but i have to log in and it won’t let me, I think it’s cause of high traffic, but interesting none the less.

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  3. Peace Monger

    04/09/2013 at 5:32 pm

    Not one word about battery differences, one of theee most important pieces of info about cell phones in general. This article is very incomplete.

  4. henry

    04/09/2013 at 5:42 pm

    this guy came in at work with galaxy s4, i asked him were he got it? he just smiled at me. im in seattle washington.

    • Jack

      04/09/2013 at 6:00 pm

      Lucky guy, probably he knows somebody working at Samsung or a phone company that got already got them and waiting for the official release.

      It has been selling on ebay for at least a month unlocked for about $850

      • julian (@whiteyjules)

        04/09/2013 at 6:26 pm

        No it hasnt jack thats only the preorder im startin to wonder is that a iphone in your hand or is it that your names a miss n u really dont know
        JACK!!!!!

        • Jack

          04/09/2013 at 7:14 pm

          No iphone for me, got a HTC and have an 2 upgrades with AT&T and trying to decide if getting the S3 or S4 but might switch to a cheaper phone company.

          Half of my family have the iphone and the other half S3 and is fun to see them fighting over stupid phones when there are many more important things in life.

          Yeah, I know that orders will be taken the 16 and release the 22 for att and May 1 for the other company, but is like the movies, if you have a friend where they sale DVD movies they get them 1-2 weeks before they can officially sale them to the public and they can sale them for a lot of money for guys that make pirate copies, so I guess the same applies for other things.

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    04/10/2013 at 2:31 am

    upto I looked at the receipt of $6362, I did not believe …that…my friend woz like actualey erning money in there spare time at their computer.. there great aunt haz done this 4 only fifteen months and recently took care of the morgage on there appartment and got a great Lexus LS400. we looked here……. http://m3mi.com/3554

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