AT&T announced last week that it would start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S 4 on April 16, costing just about $250 on a two-year contract. Being so used to phones going for $200 under subsidies, that news had us fearful that the tide could be turning, and flagship models could regularly start demanding such premium prices. As it turns out, our concerns were a little premature, as AT&T has now updated its announcement to clarify the details of just how the GS4 will be priced.
Yes, AT&T will sell the 32GB GS4 for $250 on contract, but it will also have the 16GB version for the baseline $200. We can’t fathom why AT&T chose to only announce the pricing for the more expensive 32GB model when previously sharing news of its pre-orders, but for those of you who don’t need all that space, this update is great news that you’ll be able to save a few bucks.
We haven’t heard precisely when AT&T will finally ship the GS4, but other US carriers have been looking to right at the start of May, so it’s likely that we’ll see AT&T availability right around the same time.