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European Galaxy S4 release date set for April 26, pre-orders start March 28
From the start of Galaxy S4 event in New York, Samsung’s JK Shin announced that the handset will launch in late April in 155 countries from 327 mobile operators, but no official release date was revealed.
UK’s Everything Everywhere on Friday announced that the Galaxy S4 will be available to its subscribers starting with April 26. Before hitting brick-and-mortar stores, the Galaxy S4 will be available for pre-order in the region starting with March 28.
In addition to EE, which will offer a 4G LTE version of the Galaxy S4, we expect other local mobile operators to stock the handset next month. Similarly, we expect other major European mobile players to have their Galaxy S4 versions out in stores around April 26.
In line with other carriers that have publicly expressed interest in the Galaxy S4 already, EE has not announced pricing details for the smartphone, which means we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see how much the device will cost.
Are you buying a Galaxy S4, UK readers, or are you going to choose a different high-end smartphone this year?
Samsung Galaxy S 4 with superfast 4G – only on EE
15th March 2013. London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will be the only UK network to launch the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone with superfast 4G.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available for consumers and business customers on EE’s superfast 4G service, providing speeds approximately five times faster than 3G and unlimited calls and texts on all plans. Customers will be able to purchase the handset via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores, and, with a 4GEE plan, they can watch live TV on the move without buffering, play live multiplayer games on the go and download large email attachments quicker than ever.
Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: “The interest we’ve received from consumers and businesses has almost reached fever-pitch levels, so we’re delighted to be the only UK operator to offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4 enabled with 4G from launch.
“When paired with our unique superfast 4G network, customers really will be able to make the most from the powerhouse performance the Samsung Galaxy S 4 provides – utilising its capabilities to the maximum.”
In addition to superfast speeds and EE services, customers with a Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone on a 4GEE price plan will also benefit from:
· EE Film – the only service in the UK which combines 2 for 1 cinema ticketing, listings, trailers and film downloads or streaming in one place
· A discount of £5 per month on EE superfast Fibre Broadband – so they can get blistering speeds at home and on the move
· Fast track customer service by dialing ’33’ from their handset
· Clone Phone Lite – giving people 500MB free storage to back up the content that matters most
· Choose an add-on – customers who take a 4GEE phone plan from £41 per month can also choose from a music, games or TV add-on to enjoy
4G from EE, the first and only 4G network in the UK, covers the homes and businesses of more than 45% of the UK population. Further to the 37 towns and cities 4GEE is already live in now, EE has also committed to switching on 35 more by June, bringing the total to 72 towns and cities by the summer.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will also be available on the UK’s largest 3G network through Orange and T-Mobile.
EE will be offering an exclusive incentive to new and existing customers who pre-order the handset on EE, Orange or T-Mobile before launch, with further details to be announced in due course. EE pre-order will commence from the 28th March, with handset available online, through telesales, and in EE stores from 26th April.
For further information on the Samsung Galaxy S 4, including full details of EE’s price plans when available, please register at http://www.ee.co.uk/galaxy