If you’re a mobile phone fan who’s about ready to buy a new top-of-the-range device, you’re probably waiting for news on when the Samsung Galaxy S4 will hit the shops. Samsung has so far kept quiet on when the phone will come to the UK or any other country, but in the US, the T-Mobile network has accidentally-on-purpose revealed its release date there.
A T-Mobile executive, speaking at a New York event yesterday, said the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Galaxy S III would be arriving on May 1. During the launch event earlier this month Samsung said only that the phone would go on sale in late April, and traditionally it has started in the UK and Europe before moving on to the US For this reason, the late April date could hold true for the UK.
One of the reasons for the speedier US release could be related to the decision to give European versions of the device the quad-core processor, and not the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa. This widespread usage may mean the phone had an easier ride with the notoriously strict carriers in America.
None of the UK networks have indicated when they’re going to have the Galaxy S4 ready for sale, and are still asking people to sign-up ready for updates. However, Vodafone and Virgin have both suggested the S4 will be with them in April. Now T-Mobile has confirmed its launch date, we can expect a flurry of other dates to come from its competitors too, which could prompt similar actions here in the UK.