The Samsung Galaxy S4 off contract price is $640, $10 less than an unlocked iPhone 5 off contract.
AT&T revealed the Galaxy S4 off contract price when it started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 early this morning. This price is for the 16GB Galaxy S4, and though AT&T said that it will carry the 32GB model, it does not appear to be available for pre-order this morning.
Based on the $50 increase the Samsung Galaxy S4 price for a 32GB model, we may see a $689.99 off contract price for the 32GB Galaxy S4. No U.S. carriers have announced the Galaxy S4 64GB price at this time.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date on AT&T was rumored for April 26th, but AT&T promises to ship the device on April 30th, two weeks from today.
Unfortunately users looking to buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 off-contract will run into some trouble while using the online ordering system.
AT&T’s online orders system considers month-to month purchases in the same way it considers one and two year contracts, requiring users pick a plan to check out. Despite multiple attempts to purchase the Galaxy S4 without service, the AT&T website would not allow the transaction to take place.
It’s possible that the Samsung Galaxy S4 off contract pricing may work for existing customers who are simply looking to upgrade from a Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5 mid-cycle, but new customers will need to call in and see if AT&T can sell just the phone or wait until April 30th when the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be in AT&T stores.
Despite rumors that T-Mobile would start Galaxy S4 pre-orders today, that is not the case. AT&T is the only carrier taking Galaxy S4 pre-orders at this time. If the ship date is correct, and it is not moved up like AT&T did for the HTC One, there is some hope that the Verizon Galaxy S4 release date is not a month later.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch 1080P HD display and a 13MP rear facing camera that can pair with the front facing camera using Dual-Shot mode to put the photographer in the photo or video. The Galaxy S4 features a number of sensors to allow users to interact with the phone using motion, gestures and eye-tracking.