While we have yet to hear an official release date from any of the US carriers about the Samsung GALAXY S 4, the UK is getting on the ball. British carrier EE — UK’s only LTE carrier — has announced that they’ll be offering the GALAXY S 4 starting on April 26, with pre-orders beginning March 28.
Pricing is still a mystery, however, but we’re guessing that we’ll see the price tag for the new phone before it opens up for pre-order toward the end of the month. We’ve already heard from a couple of US carriers as far as availability, with AT&T and T-Mobile both announcing that they’ll be offering the new smartphone.
We’re guessing that more and more carriers will come forward in the next couple of weeks, though, since Samsung announced last night that the GALAXY S 4 will support 327 mobile carriers in 155 different countries. The phone will also be available in 3G and 4G LTE in multiple bands, with Samsung president JK Shin saying that the phone supports all frequencies and standards.
As for other UK carriers, both Orange and T-Mobile have announced that they’ll be offering the GALAXY S 4, although they have yet to announce availability and pricing, but it should be the same as EE, since both Orange and T-Mobile are subsidiaries of EE. However, we’re guessing that many carriers will model their release dates after EE, give or take a few days. We should be hearing more details from carriers soon.