Why so sad, Galaxy S 4? Best Buy bringing blue GS4 to the States


The way things are headed, the year will be 2015, we’ll be awaiting the release of the Nexus Play or iPhone Air, and Samsung will still be cranking out more Galaxy S 4 variants. After all, in addition to all the spinoff models (Zoom, Active, Mini), LTE-Advanced versions, and just general carrier-specific editions, we’ve also seen these options available in a number of colors. By this point, the early GS4 hype has well worn off, yet that’s not about to put a damper on plans to keep on building-out the phone’s family, with word arriving now that availability of the blue version of the phone is expanding, thanks to plans to bring it to Best Buy in the States.

The “Blue Arctic” edition, as the shade officially goes, goes up for pre-order tomorrow if you’re a member of one of Best Buy’s special “elite” shopper clubs, or you can just wait until Sunday like the rest of us plebs when you can get your order in online or swing by a Best Buy retail location.

The retailer will have this blue edition available for Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, and seeing as Best Buy hasn’t mentioned a thing about pricing in its announcement of this edition, we assume we’re looking at the same $200-on-contract pricing that most of its existing Galaxy S 4 stock sells for.

All things considered, this guy might be a little too late to make a big splash, but who doesn’t like having more options? Of course, the blue GS4 has already been available abroad, so anyone really dedicated to it may have already picked one up from an importer, like our friends at Negri Electronics.

Source: Best Buy

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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