Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to start retailing in select markets from April 26. After the price in US and UK for the much-awaited smartphone were revealed, there's confirmation of the price elsewhere in Europe.
According to PhoneArena, in Portugal the 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S4 will cost 689.99 Euros, or roughly Rs. 48,100. This price has been indicated by Portuguese arm of smartphone retailer Expansys, which is taking pre-orders for both black and white variants of Samsung Galaxy S4.
As per earlier reports, AT&T will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 from April 16 for $250. The amount is $50 above the usual introductory price for high-end smartphones, including Apple's iPhone 5. There were unofficial reports that the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available for approximately $579, but based on the US contract pricing and the unlocked pricing in other countries, the actual price should be much higher.
While in UK the customers will have to shell 41 Pounds a month to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 as per the listing by Phones4U. There are no upfront charges to be paid if a customer opts for this plan. It is expected that the 4G plans for Samsung Galaxy S4 are even more expensive as customers are required to pay a one time fee of 270 UK pounds in addition to the monthly fee of 31 Pounds.
As per the pre-order listing by Amazon the UK customers will have to shell out 699 Pounds for the 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
There was another report on the European pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Amazon DE has been taking pre-orders for the much awaited smartphone for 650 Euros.
So far, there is no word in regards to India availability or what could be the tentative price for this smartphone, but based on the pricing in other regions, customers should be prepared for pricing around the Rs. 50,000 mark.
Just to recap, Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.
The smartphone will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but will also feature a microSD card slot for expanding the memory. The Galaxy S4 sports a 13-megapixels rear shooter and a 2-megapixel one on the front. The Galaxy S4 also offers more camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera, an eraser shot mode to remove people from photos, and a Cinemagram like feature called Cinema Photo, among several other tricks.
Samsung is also rumoured to be working on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, which is expected to be launched this week. As per leaks, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will sport a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with 256ppi. The smartphone will allegedly come with 1.6GHz dual-core processor. It is expected to run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) along with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0. News reports also suggest that Samsung will be launching Galaxy S4 mini in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.
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