Gotta Be Mobile has learned that Verizon has a Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB in the works and is currently trying to settle on a release date with Samsung.
Earlier this month, Verizon released the Samsung Galaxy S4 after a bit of a wait though it only released the 16GB model. Prior to the device’s arrival, the carrier had told us that it had no plans to offer a 32GB Galaxy S4 in the future which seemed to put speculation to rest. However, it appears that the carrier has had a change of heart as a Verizon executive has seemingly confirmed that a 32GB model is in the works for the future.
In an email response that was directed to us by a reader, Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin responded to an inquiry about a 32GB Galaxy S4 with a straightforward answer, considering the carrier’s original stance on the 32GB Galaxy S4.
In the reply, Erwin states:
Thanks for your e-mail and the question regarding the S4 w/32GB of built in storage. Verizon plans to offer this option and is currently working w/Samsung to confirm the date in which this model will be available on-line.
Verizon has confirmed that the response in the email is authentic and real which paves the way for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 launch at some point in the future.
AT&T is the only carrier that offers a 32GB Galaxy S4 and released it several weeks after it launched the 16GB Galaxy S4. Verizon could potentially do the same with its own 32GB model.
It’s unclear as to why Verizon changed its mind though it could potentially be because of the backlash that the carrier, and other carriers received after the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S4. As it stands, the device comes with around 45% of the internal storage space used up. And despite microSD card support, users aren’t able to store every file type on the microSD card.
It’s unclear if Verizon’s change of heart will prompt carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular to launch 32GB Galaxy S4 models of their own though as we’ve reported, all three have left open the possibility by declining to rule larger storage options out.