Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone will be available from most major US wireless carriers in the next few weeks.
Some carriers are already taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S IV, but T-Mobile expects to begin selling the phone online April 24th and in-stores May 1st. Sprint will have it in stock April 27th, and AT&T says it’ll be ready to offer the phone starting April 30th.
US Cellular, C Spire, and Cricket are also on track to have the phone in April, and it should appear at retail stores including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Radio Shack soon.
Verizon hasn’t officially announced a release date yet, but the company is expected to hit the nation’s largest carrier too.
One of the things Samsung does better than any other phone maker is work with wireless carriers to make its phones available on pretty much every major mobile network in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV features a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi. It also has a 13MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, and a 2600mAh battery.
The international version of the phone will ship with Samsung’s 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 octa-core processor. But in the US Samsung will instead use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip.
Samsung’s new phone comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean preloaded, as well as a raft of Samsung customizations including the TouchWiz user interface and Samsung apps for translating languages, adding audio to a photograph, pausing a video when you look away from the phone, and more.
Samsung has also unveiled a series of Galaxy S IV accessories including flip covers, spare battery chargers, docking stations, and more.