Samsung confirmed during the launch event of its Galaxy S 4 that the smartphone would be available on the market beginning late April.For the time being, all UK-based carriers and retailers have announced that they will offer the high-end Android device starting April 25/26.
Although Samsung has stated that the Galaxy S 4 will be carried by several European mobile operators as well, including Vodafone and Orange, there is no ETA for the moment.
India has become an important market for Samsung lately, which is why the South Korean company is bringing most of its lineup of Android devices in this emerging market.
According to AndroidOS, Samsung is likely to announce the availability of the Galaxy S 4 in India sometime in April, but the phone will go on sale in early May.
There are no confirmations yet, but this seems plausible given Samsung’s history with Galaxy S III launch in India.
Obviously, it’s way too early to talk about pricing options, but we expect the smartphone to go on sale for around Rs 40,000 ($740/€565).
The South Korean company has also announced that the smartphone will be available in two colors at launch: White Frost and Black Mist. Still, other color options may be added later this year.
For those out of the loop, Samsung Galaxy S 4 will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and a powerful 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 5 Octa processor.
The smartphone will be equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Although it comes with a slightly bigger 4.99-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, the smartphone is a bit smaller than the previous Galaxy S III model.
The phone’s display supports full HD (1080p) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. More details on Samsung Galaxy S 4’s specs sheet are available here.