Last Thursday, it has been announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will hit the stores on the third or fourth week of April but officials stayed mum about the pricing. However, at present their website hints at an approximate SRP of $579 for a 16 GB Galaxy S 4 but this might not be the net value.
Considering sales taxes, the Galaxy S 4 is still much cheaper than Apple's iPhone 5 and is quite close to how much the Galaxy S III was initially offered last year. We will surely be hearing about it soon from different carriers who would all want to be the first ones to announce their plans and packages for the Galaxy S 4.
Given a more affordable price than the iPhone 5, the Galaxy S 4 will really provide a tough competition to the iPhone 5 and even the upcoming HTC One.
Continuing AT&T's legacy as the first carrier to launch Samsung's Galaxy series, AT&T customers will be able to begin pre-ordering the Galaxy S® 4 beginning April 16 for $249.99* with a two-year commitment or $199.99 for a 16 GB model.
The US edition of the Galaxy S4 doesn't use Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor, but Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 600. CPUs aside, it's not different from the Exynos version, featuring Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, NFC, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, MicroSD card support, and a 2,600 mAh battery.
For more information and to pre-order, please visit https://www.att.com/galaxys4.
Few days ago, there were rumors online that the water-proof Samsung's Galaxy S4 is indeed in the making, and it might hit the shelves starting July. At least that's what The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
There was no rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S3, but there was an S3 Mini. Sadly, despite the name, the S3 Mini wasn't a smaller version of the powerful phone, but a disappointing mid-range phone slapped with the S brand.
It's not yet known just how rugged the phone, which is apparently tentatively dubbed the Galaxy S4 Active, is just yet. But we'd be surprised if it didn't at least match the similarly hard-wearing, four million-selling Sony Xperia Z, which can be submerged under water for 30 minutes without affecting it.
The WSJ also reports that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be along around the same time, offering a slimmer alternative to the shrinking demographic of consumers who aren't sold on huge screen-toting handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 is now available for pre-order online for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The smartphone will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting May 30.
The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.
The Galaxy S 4 is Global Ready and can travel overseas with anyone, but the software may make it an essential item for the world traveler. S Translator operates as a multilingual pocket dictionary native to the phone, translating words and phrases when typed or spoken into the app.
Other apps on the Galaxy S 4 include WatchON, which turns the smartphone into a home entertainment remote and personal TV guide. Air Viewand Air Gesture let users interact with their smartphone without even touching it. Hovering a finger over the screen lets users preview emails and waving a hand over the phone can scroll up and down a webpage.
Geohot roots the Samsung Galaxy S5 and most other devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is a story talking about how Firefox OS apps can now run on Android, as well as how to control your Google Play Store permissions with finer detail!
Geohot says that towelroot definitely supports AT&T Galaxy S5, Verizon Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 Active, and the Google Nexus 5. He notes that the AT&T/Verizon Galaxy Note 3 are also supported but might 'have some troubles at the door'. For those with other devices, Geohot says that towelroot should support all Android phone with a kernel build date before June 3.
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