Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4 today and said the phone would land on more than 100 carriers worldwide. Shortly after the announcement, Sprint chimed in to let the world know that it will be one of those launch carriers.
Details in the press release were sparse, but Sprint did confirm that customers will be able to use the phone on the carrier’s unlimited 4G LTE plans. Pricing and launch details are net yet available and will be announced in the coming weeks. You can read the full press release below.
Sprint Statement on the Upcoming Availability of Samsung Galaxy S 4
NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced Galaxy S® 4, successor to the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S III. Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer the U.S. variant of Galaxy S 4 in the second quarter of this year.
Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development at Sprint, issued the following statement:
“Sprint is excited to bring the benefit of Truly UnlimitedSM 4G LTE data to the U.S. variant of Galaxy S 4 in the second quarter of this year. Our customers will appreciate the ability to use Galaxy S 4 to surf the Web, share pictures and videos, and use this smartphone as much as they want without worrying about throttling or overage charges on their monthly bill due to data caps. NPD Group data indicated in 4Q 2012 that Sprint was the top U.S. seller of Samsung Galaxy S III, so we believe our customers will also enjoy its successor’s features and unlimited data.”
Galaxy S 4 customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in North America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges).
Additional details, including pricing, will be shared in the coming weeks.