T-Mobile on Tuesday held its press event and along with announcing 4G LTE in seven new U.S. cities, it also mentioned the Samsung Galaxy S4 making its way to the carrier on May 1.
According to CEO John Legere, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone will cost just $99 when it launches. Of course with T-Mobile introducing its new “UNcarrier” plans, customers will have to shell out an additional $20 per month for 24 months until the Galaxy S4 is “paid off”.
However, if the Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t appeal to you, John mentioned the HTC One will launch later this Spring and cost the same. This will be the first T-Mobile smartphone to feature the new HTC Sense. HTC’s delays cost the company getting the One out way before Samsung’s Galaxy S4 so it should be interesting to see both devices go head to head, with both similarly priced on multiple carriers.
Finally, the Galaxy Note 2 with LTE support should also be available from T-Mobile later this year.
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This is going to be fun to watch as these two Android phones compete with the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile for the first time. So far iPhones have outsold Android phones on the same US network. Although expected, It still won’t look good for Samsung if the Galaxy S4 gets outsold by the iPhone 5. This is their best effort against Apple’s iPhone so far, and I can’t imagine the stakes being higher.
iPhone 5 will be there faster