Today is the day that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was supposed to become available for purchase from the T-Mobile website. However, it seems that the people eager to be the first to own the new flagship smartphone will have to wait a few more days as the carrier has pushed the Galaxy S4 released date back to April 29.
Bad new coming from T-Mobile regarding the mobile operator’s launch schedule for the Galaxy S4. This is not just an unconfirmed rumors, as the information comes from an official statement from one of the reps of T-Mobile.
The network has mentioned that this release date push back happened because of some unanticipated delays with inventory deliveries. I know the delay is just five days long and some might say that if you have waited this long you could wait five more days, but this is really frustrating. There are probably many customers that have been waiting for the day when they will hold the Samsung Galaxy S4 in their hands, and when that they finally comes they find out that they still can’t purchase the device.
Unfortunately, there is no other option to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile earlier than April 29, and there is no reason to head to the retail stores because the handset will hit the shelves two days after it will be available online. However, you can always ditch T-Mobile and consider AT&T which will release the smartphone on Friday. Actually, some of AT&T’s customers who pre-ordered the phone have already started to receive it even though the carrier set April 30 as shipping date.
Until you manage to purchase the device, we remind you that it features a 5-inch Super AMOLED Display with a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080. It’s powered by an Exynos 5 Octa processor, though the US market has received the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 version. It also includes 2 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage which you can further extend has the smartphone includes a microSD card slot, a 13 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP secondary snapper. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, but we suspect that it will be updated to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in the following months.
The company expects to sell over 100 million Galaxy S4 units, which doesn’t seem impossible if we take into consideration the large number of pre-orders that have been made until now.