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Verizon HTC One, Galaxy S4 32GB: Details, Theories & More

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There are two big name Verizon devices on the way in the form of the Verizon HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB. And while we know both devices are on the way, both of them unfortunately are without important details, details that have begun to frustrate those that are looking to buy these phones in the future.

After months of speculation and rumor, Verizon finally announced the HTC One back at the end of May, putting to rest any suspicions consumers may have had about the device. The device will be coming to shelves with all of the bells and whistles of the other models, or so it seems. Unfortunately, it true Verizon form, the carrier declined to offer any of the important details in regards to the HTC One, only announcing that it would be coming sometime later on this summer.

The Verizon HTC One is on the way, it's just a matter of when.

The Verizon HTC One is on the way, it’s just a matter of when.

That means specs, pricing, and more remain completely unknown and likely will remain that way until at least next week, possibly even longer.

The Verizon HTC One isn’t the only big name smartphone that will be coming to shelves in the weeks ahead either. As we exclusively reported, the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB is going to be arriving on Verizon at some point in the future though like the HTC One, details about its arrival remain scarce and unconfirmed.

These launches have Verizon customers frustrated, confused and looking for answers and thus far, HTC, Samsung and Verizon aren’t providing any of the answers that consumers are looking for. That of course doesn’t mean that we haven’t seen any new developments since both of these devices broken cover. In fact, there are several new details that have emerged in regards to both the Galaxy S4 32GB and the Verizon HTC One.

Here, we want to take an in-depth look at the situations surrounding both the Verizon HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB.

Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB

The Galaxy Note 3 could feature an improved camera with a 13MP sensor like the Galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB still hasn’t been announced.

We now know that the Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB is the real deal, confirmed by Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin in an email. That email was deemed authentic by Verizon and thus, we received exclusive confirmation of the 32GB Galaxy S4 for Verizon’s network.

Unfortunately, in the days since, Verizon hasn’t made good on its promise and has yet to officially announce the 32GB model leaving potential customers steamed.

Several prospective buyers have told Gotta Be Mobile that some Verizon representatives are indeed aware of a 32GB Galaxy S4 but they still don’t know when it might land on shelves. Others apparently have no clue.

At this point, while it seems Verizon is set on working with Samsung in an effort to offer the device, there may not be as much of a use for it in the days ahead. That’s because Samsung has issued an update to its international Galaxy S4, enabling support for applications on the microSD card slot. This should allow owners to free up a little more space on the internal storage and make the 16GB model a little more attractive than it was before. (Update: We’re hearing that users can only move the APK files and not the data files which means that it’s not as appealing as we thought.)

Of course, there is no telling when or if Verizon might issue this update but assuming that it does, it may negate the need, at least for some, for the 32GB Galaxy S4.

At this point though, despite pleas from consumers, release date and pricing remain unknown though it’s hard to see Verizon waiting that much longer if it indeed still plans to launch.

Verizon HTC One

The HTC One could hit Verizon by the end of June.

The HTC One could hit Verizon by the end of June.

The Verizon HTC One, despite being official, continues to be a thorn in the side of consumers thanks to HTC and Verizon both refusing to comment on any specifics when it comes to its pricing and release date.

In the days since its announcement, we haven’t seen anything specific in regards to those vital pieces of information. The closest thing we’ve seen is HTC USA claim that release details would be coming soon though it refused to say how soon. Verizon has yet to issue anything specific information leaving consumers with quite a few questions about its arrival.

That doesn’t mean that we don’t have some beads on the release date. In fact, we do. We’ve heard that late June is a likely candidate for the device’s arrival and we also saw the head of HTC Russia confirm the HTC One’s Android 4.2 update for arrival in mid-June.

The Verizon HTC One is said to have Android 4.2 on board so it could be that the carrier is waiting for that update to roll out before announcing details. A mid-to-late June announcement lines up with what we’ve heard about its release date.

Not helping matters is the fact that noted HTC insider, @LLabTooFeR, recently stated that he has no information on the release date and that “anything” could happen. That could mean that a specific date is up in the air right now.

All signs though are pointing to June at this point.

20 Comments

  1. Joe

    06/07/2013 at 1:01 pm

    I just talked with a verizon rep about this and this was the response

    Joe: We now know that the Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB is the real deal, confirmed by Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin in an email. That email was deemed authentic by Verizon and thus, we received exclusive confirmation of the 32GB Galaxy S4 for Verizon’s network. Is this true?
    Susie Q: Hi! My name is Susie Q with the Verizon Wireless Sales Team. I am available to answer your questions and help you place an order. May I have your name, please?
    Susie Q: We have not been given information on a release date for the 32gb yet, However, there should be one coming out soon.

  2. Tracy

    06/07/2013 at 1:35 pm

    Verizon is already selling the S4, both my boys got theres last week.

    • Kyle

      06/07/2013 at 1:55 pm

      They got the 16gb not the 32gb

    • Tracy

      06/08/2013 at 5:25 pm

      Opps, that’s what I get for just waking up and not fully reading the article

  3. Slaton

    06/07/2013 at 1:57 pm

    But not the 32Gb version, right?

  4. C

    06/07/2013 at 4:29 pm

    I call BS on this site. I emailed tami directly (email address easy enough to find on the I-net) her staff called me back, said e-mail was fake. And no idea about 32 gb S4. Please stop spreading BS

  5. larry

    06/07/2013 at 6:09 pm

    mine is a uk 64 gb and works like a charm with t mobile, verizon sucks and over charges for everything, heck they might charge you by the size of your underwear???? ehhhh thats scary sorry!!

  6. Bobsbigball

    06/07/2013 at 7:36 pm

    can Verizon SUCK anymore… how do they stay in business.. PURE MONKEY BUSINESS…. i can not wailt till Google gets into bed with Directv and offer google satilleite phone.. you dont know how bad i want out with Verizon..

    • Larry

      06/08/2013 at 7:57 am

      Google sleeps around!! They had time Warner last night, direct tv will be next weekend

  7. Bobsbigball

    06/07/2013 at 7:39 pm

    what we need is a pure Verizon Site and what needs to be done is to flood them with complaints, jamming the hell out out of there servers with complaints and demands…

    • Larry

      06/08/2013 at 8:02 am

      I hear ya on that!! I just did a better business buro complaint on them for overage charges and got out of my contract and went to t mobile and got a HTC ONE 32 gb and out did my Verizon iPhone 5 Verizon sucks!!!! So much for big red V try the BBB it works and Verizon will listen!! Can they hear me now?? Yes they did!! Goooood!!

  8. Sam

    06/09/2013 at 1:35 am

    You know some of you people are acting like a bunch of 5 year olds,really whiny,bunch of idiots. Its just a phone for crying out loud! If Verizon had announced the Galaxy S4 32 gig and HTC One 32gb,then didnt deliver when promised,I could see people complaining. Show me another network where you get better 3G speeds,and better 4G speeds. Can Sprint match it? No. Can T Mobile match it? No. Can A T&T match it? No they cannot. In fact,I have an HTC Rezound,and recently clocked download speeds at 20 megs per second,and just how many phones can match that? Probably not very many. I know a few things about phones so I know what I am talking about. Oh ya,and I even get a discount through my work for cell phone use and for the Share Everything Plan. For my line,and for my landlord’s line,discount and total included,for unlimited minutes and text,along with a 4 gig per month allowance,I am only paying 110.00 dollars. And I havent ever had any problems. All these other carriers can claim their 4G and service is good,but they arent. I was with Cingular before they merged with A T&T,and was also with T Mobile,and was not impressed at all with their service,in fact it was horrible. Is a few bucks more really worth all the whining,and crying,and complaining about?Seriously,there is more to life than freaking about about whether or not a certain version of any cell phone is going to be headed to your carrier.

    Again,you get what you pay for on these other carriers,cheaper does NOT always mean better,it also means the service may not always be as good,and Ive never had any problems with Verizon,nor have they ever forced me to buy anything,I have done so on my own free will. I think some of you dont know as much about cell phones as you think you do,and Id probably be right.

    • CJ

      06/09/2013 at 10:22 am

      Amen!

    • Sam

      06/11/2013 at 1:02 pm

      You must work for Verizon…. Are you a sales Rep?
      Anyway…. Verizon has good coverage and speeds but ATT does also…. It is quickly catching up. I have been with Vz for over 8 years and I am just ready to jump ship. They are always last to get the really nice devices…. iPhone, Galaxy 3, Galaxy 4, HTC…. Also they are always the last to give out updates…. I had an HTC rezound…. Which was a nightmares, replaced it 4 times…. then they sent me a Galaxy. The rezound took forever for Vz to update although HTC released the update months before….. Same thing with the Galaxy update. They are sooooo FOS.
      Last but not least…. Vz phones can NEVER be used on any other network in other countries… CDMA networks are only in the US and Japan plus a couple of other countries. ATT uses a more Global phone. So all in all… Vz has always been behind in the game, especially when it comes to the Hardware and the devices.

      • jon

        06/14/2013 at 3:38 pm

        Verizon sells global phones. Droid 4, Razr, and others are globally capable. Even the blackberry storm was global.

  9. Sam

    06/09/2013 at 1:39 am

    Oh ya Larry,you might want to learn how to spell. Bureau is spelled B-u-r-e-a-u. CNET gives Verizon good marks as does Consumer Reports. Both are reputable sources. Do your homework next time people before some of you blow a gasket over something trivial.

    • Larry

      06/09/2013 at 7:55 am

      You have the idea idiot!! What did u do google it or what duche bag!! Hell u might as well have written a book, at 1:39 am are you a tweaker or what??

  10. Ryan

    06/09/2013 at 11:19 am

    Oh yes, apparently if you are up at 130am, drugs must be the only explanation. Larry, you are an idiot

    • Larry

      06/09/2013 at 4:21 pm

      Who asked you Ryan duche bag??

  11. JayP

    06/10/2013 at 10:23 pm

    Shut up everybody….. I just want to get my 32gb GS4!
    If anyone knows when its release please notify.

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