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AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S4 release dates mentioned in reportedly leaked Staples memo [Update]

A reportedly leaked Staples memo reveals Galaxy S4 launch dates for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, and provides a pre-order date for Staples own Galaxy S4 pre-sales.
April 14, 2013
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“Tentative” release dates for the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S4 versions have been spotted in what’s said to be a leaked Staples memo.

According to the document received by Phone Arena, AT&T could launch the Galaxy S4 on April 26, followed by T-Mobile on May 1 and Verzion on May 30.

The memo also reveals that Staples could start pre-orders, or reservations, beginning with April 16. Coincidentally, that’s the same day Walmart will reportedly start taking in-store pre-orders for the handset according to a different leak provided earlier by the same publication. Moreover, AT&T and U.S. Cellular have already confirmed that they will start taking pre-orders on the same day.

Like with the previous leak, we can’t say at this time whether this is a real document or a fabricated one, so we’ll hang on to our grain of salt until Staples properly announces its Galaxy S4 sales.

We will point out that while T-Mobile revealed during its UNcarrier event a few weeks ago that it will stock the Galaxy S4 starting with May 1, AT&T has not mentioned launch details for the handset in its pre-order announcement.


As for Verizon, the carrier has not even made its Galaxy S4 official yet, and it’s yet to start taking pre-orders for the handset.

The purported Staples document does mention the same May 1 launch date for the T-Mobile Galaxy S4, but the other two potential release dates have not been seen before when talking about the AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S4 launches.

For what it’s worth, the UK Galaxy S4 will be released on April 26, this being the earliest confirmed release date for the handset.

As for that May 30 launch date listed for the Verizon Galaxy S4, we’ll note that, if real, it wouldn’t surprise us to see Verizon launch a highly anticipated device a lot later than the competition.

We’ll be back with more U.S. Galaxy S4 availability details in the coming days, as soon as we find out more details about the phone’s launch in the region.


[Update:] A different version of the same document has been posted up by Engadget, see image above.