Samsung Galaxy S4 rumored to land in India on April 25 for under Rs 40,000

by: AdrianApril 9, 2013

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All the benchmarks are in, the processor confusions are (more or less) cleared up, the hype is at the highest heights ever, so everything’s all set for Samsung Galaxy S4’s grand release. And unlike the GS3, it appears the “next big thing” is ready to take over the world all at once.

We’ve known for a while America is to get the S4 by the end of the month, as are many European countries, including the UK. What we didn’t know is that the 5-incher will hit the ground running in India too before May.

Specifically, a little bird tells us the S4 will be unveiled in a press event around those parts on April 25, with store shelves to be filled two days later. That’s a good four days earlier than the first rumored ETA, which can only be filed under good news.

But the good news doesn’t stop there, as it appears the Indian S4 will also be cheaper than expected. According to IBN Live’s confidential yet trusted sources, the super-phone will have an MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) of Rs 42,000, but will actually sell for “under” Rs 40,000.

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That’s $730, which is not exactly affordable, but it’s lower than HTC One’s starting price point – Rs 42,900, or $784. It’s also not a lot steeper than Sony Xperia Z’s price tag (Rs 38,990, or $712), so we should probably get ready to see some Samsung sales records get broken… again.

For the time being though, we don’t know how much the 32 and 64 GB versions of the S4 will cost in India. As a matter of fact, we’re not sure if the two models will be available there, but hey, at least the 16 GB flavor comes with microSD support, right?

As for other specs, we have every reason to believe India will be getting a GS4 with an octa-core Exynos 5410 CPU under its hood. Hopefully, Samsung has enough of those models to handle the initial demand, which, again, we think is going to be huge.

The rest of the features are the same as on the Snapdragon variant, including a Full HD panel, 2 gigs of RAM, a 13 MP cam, a 2,600 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean + TouchWiz. Can anyone over in India turn down such a beauty?

  • 40000 inr phone in severe demand
    Its more likely galaxy win will sell rather than this

  • Not sure about the price, but this showed up in my mailbox on 5th april, and when you view the banner in a browser, the date of availability is still shown as 18th april. Even if its a pre-order date i think samsung may definitely announce the phone on or before the 18th of april with the market availability being around 25th.

    the post by homeshop18 is also unclear about the processor. it says the Snapdragon 600 with LTE is market dependent and so is exynos octa

  • Amine Elouakil

    You can always dream for such a price considering how it is more expensive or at worst at same price as the One 32gb (we are talking about the 16gb S4) all around the world where you can preorder it, there is no reason for it to be cheaper than the One in india.

  • sweet

  • nishantsirohi123

    this price is actually to match the Xperia Z that has been seeing lot of footage on TV ads and newspaper
    I still would choose S4 over the xperia z for the sealed battery issue
    another thing that I did not like about the xperia z is big bezel wasted at the bottom, if they were pushing the bezel at the edges, why so much blank space at the bottom, with on screen controls

    this makes handling the device awkward

  • rahulrulez

    Definitely going to buy this :-)

  • I am definitely going to buy this :-)

  • MasterMuffin

    For the first time going to skip since sgs1, I want to try the next Nexus (even though the current rumors are most likely not true). Nexus prime rumors were ridiculous at the time :)

  • would buy a bike rather than it :P