Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is official for quite some time now, but the pieces of the pricing and availability puzzles are falling into place rather slowly. Basically, the only things we know for sure is “the next big thing” will cost $249.99 with AT&T contracts, $99 outright plus 24 monthly payments of $20 on T-Mobile US, £530 and up in UK and starting at £0 with British contracts.
Thankfully, the Portuguese branch of well-known retailer Expansys is now adding a little something something to the puzzle by revealing GS4’s off-contract pricing in Euro. The 5-incher is listed on the seller’s website at €689.99 ($884) in the 16 GB variant, both for the white frost and black mist flavors.
We know, that’s not exactly affordable, but it’s not like we expected the S4 to be budget-conscious, did we? Also, you have to keep in mind that this just one retailer’s price point and our guess is we will be seeing Samsung’s latest flagship go for as less as €600 via other European sellers.
The exact model listed by Expansys Portugal and available for pre-orders already is the one packing a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.9 GHz. As far as we know, the Exynos Octa version is not headed to Portugal, but that could change in the near future if Sammy manages to accelerate the CPU’s manufacturing process enough.
The shipping start date is kept under wraps for now, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for all of you and come back with updates as soon as possible. All that being said, is the S4 on your shopping list despite the slightly extravagant pricing? Check it out in the flesh in our hands-on video below before deciding.