by Elmer Montejo, 1 year ago
Earlier we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be arriving in Canada some time in July. That was already juicy, eh? But, here’s more: Virgin Mobile Canada has pegged the Samsung Galaxy S…
As you know, the Galaxy S4 was unveiled on Thursday evening in New York City, and we’re sure you’re dying to know when Samsung’s new flagship will be launching and what carriers it’ll be on in Canada.
We’ve already talked about the device’s availability in the United States, and now it’s time to show you what we know about the launch in Canada.
Samsung Canada announced via a press release that the Galaxy S4 will be making its way to a number of carriers, including some that aren't very well known. You can check out the full list below:
MobileSyrup notes that the only carrier that is really missing from the list is MTS in Manitoba. As for release dates on the various operators, we're looking at mid-May, which is a little bit later than the global release in late April. No doubt that the carriers themselves will announce official launch dates in the next few months if not weeks though.
The Galaxy S4 will come in both 3G and 4G LTE-ready models. Depending on what region you live in, you can expect Samsung's next flagship to sport a 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core CPU or a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. Much like the U.S. version of the phone, we're expecting the Canadian version to have the latter.
Samsung, at its Unpacked event in New York City, announced that the Galaxy S4 would be releasing globally in late April. Canadians will, as heartbreaking as it is, be waiting a little bit longer. Samsung Canada says the Galaxy S4 will be releasing in the Great White North sometime in mid-May but did not specify a date.
The Galaxy S4 should cost anywhere between $199 and $299 on a new three-year contract with a carrier. Considering the amount of mobile operators that will have the Galaxy S4, you can expect a lot of varied pricing and possible discounts too. If you want to buy the phone unlocked and off-contract, you can expect to spend a good $800.
You can expect to see the Galaxy S4 become available over the next three months if there aren't anymore delays. Expect to pay $199 to $299 for the handset, and $800 if you're in the market for an unlocked and contract-free model.
We'll keep this post updated as more detailed information becomes available.