Verizon announced today that the Galaxy S4 will be available on May 23rd, a full week before the previous release date of May 30 but still nearly a month later than other carriers.
Verizon customers (myself included) have gotten used to waiting a little longer for the new, hot phones and this time is no exception. Verizon’s been accepting pre orders for the new Galaxy phones but they weren’t to ship until the 30th. So whatever finagling they’ve done to bump things up a week, it’s greatly appreciated!
Here’s the text of the updated press release:
UPDATE – Monday, May 13: The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless Stores starting May 23.
The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 is now available for pre-order online for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The smartphone will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless stores starting May 30.
The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.
The Galaxy S 4 is Global Ready and can travel overseas with anyone, but the software may make it an essential item for the world traveler. S Translator™ operates as a multilingual pocket dictionary native to the phone, translating words and phrases when typed or spoken into the app.
Other apps on the Galaxy S 4 include WatchON™, which turns the smartphone into a home entertainment remote and personal TV guide. Air View™ and Air Gesture let users interact with their smartphone without even touching it. Hovering a finger over the screen lets users preview emails and waving a hand over the phone can scroll up and down a webpage.
Customers can choose between two color models, Black Mist or White Frost. Additional product information can be found here.