AT&T’s Galaxy S4 pre-order page has gone live, at least for some users, revealing pricing and ship date for the smartphone
AT&T put up a Galaxy S4 registration page as soon as the product became official in mid-March, and then announced and amended pre-order details for the highly anticipated handset in the past few weeks.
Now, that registration page link redirects to the pre-order page for the 16GB version of the handset. Depending on region, buyers can already order the 16GB Galaxy S4 version, priced at $199.99 with new two-year contracts, in either Black Mist or White Frost. The full price is also listed at $639.99, while the price for one-year contracts is set at $449.99, according to PocketNow.
Interestingly, the 32GB Galaxy S4 model, which is supposed to sell for $249.99 with new agreements, is not yet available for pre-order. In fact, doing a search on AT&T’s website won’t get you any Galaxy S4 results, and you won’t find either version of the phone anywhere else but on that early sign-up page that has been turned into a pre-order page.
AT&T lists April 30 as the ship date for the handset, although Engadget says that “those who can get further in the ordering process” have been told it should hit their homes “on or before May 3rd with two-day shipping.”
It’s not clear from the pre-order page at this time whether the carrier will also release the handset in brick-and-mortar stores on April 30 or later, so we’ll have to wait for more details from the carrier on its Galaxy S4 pre-orders and launch. But so far, AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to have started taking online Galaxy S4 orders.
A few days ago, a leaked Staples document revealed tentative release dates for various Galaxy S4 versions in the U.S., including AT&T, which had an unconfirmed April 26 launch date listed.
In addition to AT&T, U.S. Cellular will also take Galaxy S4 pre-orders beginning today, with Walmart and Staples also rumored to start their own respective Galaxy S4 pre-orders on April 16.