PSA: AT&T Galaxy S4 pricing starts at $199.99 for 16GB version, 32GB model costs $249.99

by: Chris SmithApril 3, 2013

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After announcing Galaxy S4 pre-order details last week – $249.99 with new two-year contracts, starting April 16prompting the media to question this strange pricing policy when compared with iPhone 5 on-contract costs, AT&T has updated its announcement to reflect that the 16GB model will actually be cheaper.

The on-contract $16GB Galaxy S4 will cost $199.99, while the 32GB model will be priced at $249.99, also with new two-year contracts. AT&T has quietly updated its March 28 blog post with this phrase only:

*Update: The 32GB model will be $249.99 with a two-year commitment and the 16GB model will be $199.99 with a two-year commitment.

Was this an honest mistake? Or did AT&T react to the media response and iPhone 5 pricing comparisons, deciding to cut Galaxy S4 prices? We have no idea what happened there, but what we can tell you for sure is that the 16GB Galaxy S4 now costs as much as the 16GB iPhone 5 or the 32GB HTC One (which will also launch with the carrier in the coming weeks).

It’s also unclear whether the 32GB Galaxy S4 will be in stock with AT&T at launch or not, but we’ll probably hear more details about it in the near future. However, we’ll note that UK buyers who can already pre-order their Galaxy S4 devices can only purchase the 16GB model (in either Black Mist or White Frost) no matter what mobile operator or electronics retailer in the country they’d choose.

  • Too costly :/

  • Ron

    64GB Please?

  • RaptorOO7

    I suspect the pre-orders are for 16GB at launch and 32GB to follow within a few weeks or so.

    Too costly, says who. $249 for 32GB of internal with expansion of 64GB more for say $50 that is a great deal. Now if we could get the 64GB version then that would be great. But since AT&T has the HTC One 64GB exclusive I suspect they had to pass on the 64GB S4 or chose not to so they could push the HTC One.

    Either way I am strongly considering a move to AT&T for the 32GB variant if Verizon can’t deliver on info,release date or anything to keep me from dropping them before EOM.

  • how much without contract?

  • Twisted247

    Well at least we finally get more then just the 16gb version at launch from Samsung for once! Least they could do after all the hype over the Exynos 5410 then failing to deliver it on time and not even STARTING mass production until the phone launches… idiots.