Seven US Carriers Will Launch the Galaxy S IV this Month

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Samsung Galaxy S IVThe follow up to the popular Galaxy S III is almost here, and practically everyone will be able to get their hands on one. On Wednesday Samsung Mobile announced that its newest flagship handset, the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be available across seven carriers starting in April.  

Samsung’s new handset will be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, and C Spire during April. Carriers are gradually beginning to reveal pricing and release dates, though a few carriers have yet to release any details.

As of now, T-Mobile has announced it will offer the handset starting April 24 for $150 down in addition to 24 monthly payments of $20. Sprint will be offering the Galaxy S IV on April 27, and will charge $250 for the device (new customers switching from another carrier will receive $100 instant credit). AT&T will offer the Galaxy S 4 on April 30 for $200 with a two year contract or for $450 with a one year contract. U.S. Cellular has yet to announce a release date, but the carrier is offering pre-orders for the handset on its website, the handset is available for $200 with a two year contract.

While users will be able to purchase the Galaxy S IV directly from the carrier, the new handset will also be offered by a number of retailers including; Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Staples, Target and Walmart.

The Hardware

The Galaxy S IV will offer 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a1920 x 1080 resolution and 441ppi. The device will run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and is powered by a 1.9GHz Quad-Core processor, with 2GB or RAM, and 16 and 32GB of internal memory with microSD support. The handset also offers a 2,600 mAh battery and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

For more information on be sure to read our full preview our hands on preview of the Samsung Galaxy S IV

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