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Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Reportedly Start at Walmart This Week

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Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders will kick off on Walmart for multiple carriers on Tuesday April 16th according to a leaked document.

The internal document doesn’t detail exactly which carriers Walmart is planning Galaxy S4 pre-orders for, but Walmart currently sells the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date – AT&T First, Verizon Last?

PhoneArena shares a leaked Walmart document which claims the Samsung Galaxy S4 is, “the biggest launch for this year in Wireless.”

The Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders will allegedly start on multiple carriers at Walmart on April 16th at 9 AM.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders will allegedly start on multiple carriers at Walmart on April 16th at 9 AM.

While the document does not share much new information, it instructs employees that the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date varies from carrier to carrier.

The select Walmart stores should receive the Galaxy S4 pre-order documents on Monday. The Galaxy S4 pre-orders will allegedly start at 9 AM on Tuesday morning.

So far the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-order is the only officially announced carrier that partners with Walmart. U.S. Cellular also started taking pre-orders on the 16th.

If this internal Walmart document is correct, we will see at least one other carrier start taking pre-orders on Tuesday April 16th. It is possible that T-Mobile will be the Galaxy S4 carrier to step up to the plate. The carrier partners with Walmart for a special T-Mobile $30 a month pre-paid plan and is currently the only partner for Walmart’s Straight Talk Wireless service. T-Mobile also announced a Samsung Galaxy S4 release date of May 1st, the only U.S. carrier committing to a specific launch date.

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 release, as well as Sprint’s model are without a pre-order date or a release date. Though there is no official word, Verizon is often later to launch Samsung products.

Read: 5 Reasons to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S4, Not the Galaxy S3

AT&T already confirmed Samsung Galaxy S4 pricing for the 16GB and 32GB models which will retail for $199 and $249 respectively, with a two-year contract. We expect other carriers will follow suit, though T-Mobile may offer the Galaxy S4 for $99 with 24 monthly payments of $20

The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch 1080P HD display and a plastic design that includes access to a MicroSD card and a removable battery. Despite the larger screen, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is about the same size as the Galaxy S3, though a bit thinner.

Samsung includes a number of unique software features made possible thanks to a multitude of sensors hidden inside the Samsung Galaxy S4. One of these is Air View, a feature that lets users hover a finger over the display to reveal what is going on underneath, much like the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 2. Another feature, shown in the video above is Smart scroll, which combines motion and eye-tracking for a touch free scrolling feature.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will compete with the HTC One, which launches on carriers this week with a 1080P HD display and an all metal design.

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10 Comments

  1. scott

    04/14/2013 at 7:43 pm

    Lies…all LIES!!!

  2. i2fun

    04/14/2013 at 8:13 pm

    I’m all set to get one of these incredible smartphones. They’ve been working on perfecting their Ceramic Coated Back covers and at the same time this could be the device they launch their Graphene Coated back cover, that’s even far more scratch and break resistant. Well at least it’s far better than any Recycled Beer Can Cheap Die Cast Aluminum pot metal on iPhone 5!!! lol…. but hey you know the old Apple saying….. “A Scratch a Day Keeps Customers Buying Another iPhone, cover or Apple Branded case”!

    But hey Military is already considering buying these Samsung Smartphones along with their order of Galaxy Note II’s. If they’re good enough for the US ARMY and SOG members and can take that kind of beating, then they’ll easily last me two years! :D

    • irishgreen

      04/14/2013 at 9:59 pm

      The S4 is polycarbonate(plastic) with a hyperglaze(clear coat)….while I agree it’s a better phone than the iPhone overall. It’s definitely not more durable(proof? Search drop tests) now if you want a highly durable android phone…..#HTC ONE

      • Fact

        04/15/2013 at 4:00 am

        Everyone buys a case for their phone. I’m not going to downgrade phones from the S4 the HTC One just because of the material used for the backing. I’d just buy a metal backing for my S4 or buy a case. Simple as that. And you can still have the best phone on the market……#SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

  3. Jack

    04/14/2013 at 8:25 pm

    How come any store other than the phone companies are able to sell the phones cheaper with a 2 year contract with your telephone carrier?
    For example: Costco, Sams, BJ’s, Waltmart, Amazon, etc… they all sell them at least $50 cheaper or more.

    • Shawn7656

      04/14/2013 at 9:40 pm

      Usually employees at Carrier stores are paid with commission for phone sales, and therefore the prices are higher. To offset that you usually get more knowledgeable people to ask questions to and sometimes better pricing on certain other things like accessories or cheaper insurance (or insurance as opposed to none)
      You also ensure that your phone is new, high quality, and replaced a lot easier.

  4. Ajay Singh Rawat

    04/14/2013 at 11:32 pm

    Now Samsung is is going to launch his new Mega Smartphones Mega 6.3 and 5.8 in May ..

  5. Jack

    04/15/2013 at 10:04 am

    It’s funny that the only defense the iphone sheep have against the Galaxy s3 or s4 is the suppostly nicer metal case and glass screen which both scratch and crack easier than plastic and with a case they both look the same.

    Galaxy S3 killed the iphone 5 and the S4 buried it.

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