While the U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S4 is currently up for pre-order, the carrier has not yet said when it will be releasing the device though it has tagged its version of the Galaxy S4 with a release for sometime during the month of April, meaning it will arrive alongside the Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S4 models which are arriving later this month.
U.S. Cellular, a regional carrier in the United States, is one of five major carriers that will be offering the new Samsung Galaxy S4, a device that will represent the latest and greatest Samsung smartphone in the U.S. The device, which features a 5-inch display, quad-core processor, 13MP camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and more, will replace the Galaxy S3 as the company’s high-end model.
Like other carriers, U.S. Cellular has begun taking pre-orders for the device ahead of its official release date though unlike Sprint and T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular has yet to announce a specific release date that those pre-ordering can look forward to. Instead, it appears that all the carrier is willing to give is a soft late April release date, a statement void of any elaboration.
We imagine that U.S. Cellular’s Galaxy S4 won’t be released too long after Sprint and T-Mobile’s devices which arrive on April 27th and April 24th respectively. T-Mobile’s release date is earlier than the May 1st target date that the carrier originally gave for the device last month.
What the carrier will confirm is the pricing which is $199.99 on-contract for the black and white Galaxy S4 models. That price comes after an instant rebate. The carrier is also sweetening the deal by throwing in an an S View flip cover for the Galaxy S4 for free. The S View flip cover is an official Samsung accessory and it’s priced at $59.99. So this is a good deal for those that know they are going to U.S. Cellular.
It’s unclear if the carrier will be offering a 32GB model or even a 64GB model. For now, the carrier has only confirmed a 16GB Galaxy S4 for arrival. Thankfully, the device sports a microSD card slot with up to 64GB of expanded storage space.