Samsung Galaxy S 4 Price Creeps Up on AT&T

AT&T and Samsung must be feeling pretty confident about the Galaxy S 4, as they push the base price up $50 over the phone's predecessor and Apple's rival iPhone 5.

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AT&T and Samsung must be feeling pretty confident about the Galaxy S 4, as they push the base price up $50 over the phone’s predecessor and Apple’s rival iPhone 5.

The Galaxy S 4 will cost $250 on AT&T with a two-year contract, and will be available for pre-orders starting April 16. AT&T hasn’t announced an actual release date for Samsung’s next flagship phone yet.

It’s unclear how much storage will be included in AT&T’s version of the S 4. Samsung will offer 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions — with a microSD card slot for more storage — but AT&T hasn’t said whether it will carry the full range. (Last year, AT&T only sold the 16 GB version of the S III.)

T-Mobile is the only other U.S. carrier to announce Galaxy S 4 pricing so far. Under the carrier’s new subsidy-free plans, the Galaxy S 4 will go on sale May 1 for $99 up-front, plus $20 per month for two years. Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also sell the Galaxy S 4, but haven’t revealed details yet.

The S 4 will look similar to last year’s model, but will pack a 5-inch, 1080p display into roughly the same size chassis. It’ll also have a faster processor, a better camera and a few more software features. My colleague Harry McCracken tried the phone at a press event, and has a detailed overview along with some lingering questions.

4 comments
stefn
stefn

Now we know why Samsung did  not announce pricing ... still waiting on battery stats ...

luscusrex
luscusrex

if they can get away with it, that means more money in the carriers pocket, and less in yours. I however think that A- it is already bad enough that they soak us for 2 years, and B that the S4 with and old OS is not worth more but less. Plus let no one forget Samsungs repair policy: " You mail them your defective phone (1 or 2 days) Samsung spends between 5 and 7 days to "look it over and decide if you are under warranty" and if they deem it under or not warratied they send it back to you (1 or 2 more days) Total time without a phone? up to 11 working days!!!!

I don't think so