By Stephen Schenck | April 2, 2013 11:21 AM
What do we know about the Galaxy S 4′s arrival? We’ve heard “late April” for certain international availability, while carriers in the US have been looking to early May. Can we do a little better than that, though? Some newly-leaked info hopes to identify just which versions of the GS4 might arrive, and when.
This info pertains specifically to Eastern Europe nations, and while some of these dates could be unique to that region, there’s also a chance that this data could reflect upon Samsung’s larger, global plans.
Supposedly, the 16GB 3G GS4 will ship to retailers the week of April 15. After that, there could be a lull in the arrival of new models until the 16GB LTE version ships the week of May 20. Finally, the 64GB version of the phone, both in 3G and LTE, would ship the week of June 10. In these nations, at least, Samsung doesn’t appear to plan to sell the 32GB GS4.
Now, that’s a bit odd, seeing releases spaced so far out like that, and it may have something to do with the availability issues we had heard rumored – especially when it comes to the Exynos 5 Octa. Perhaps Samsung is picking and choosing which markets will see which phones, when, in order to maximize early sales, even with limited stocks.