AT&T's Consumer Blog announced Thursday that the carrier will be first to launch the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S4 in the U.S., with preorders kicking off next month.
Although AT&T has committed to an April 16 start date for potential buyers to preorder the device, the company has yet to nail down actual availability of the handset.
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"We are proud to offer this iconic device and continue to offer our customers the best smartphone line-up, with a variety of devices for every lifestyle and budget," the brief blog post said.
One thing Samsung Galaxy S4 buyers won't be left wondering about is the price: $249.99 with a two-year commitment.
That's a bargain for a device its manufacturer is touting as a "life companion," although buying a one off-contract will, as usual, cost considerably more.
About a week and a half ago, a U.K. dealer listed an unlocked model of the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for around $800, with stock expected on or around April 26.
Should that date stick, AT&T buyers likely won't have long to wait for preorders to arrive - in the meantime, interested parties can sign up to be notified about the release on the company's website.