The wait is over for Verizon Wireless customers eyeballing the Samsung Galaxy S4. Verizon is offering the 16 GB version of Galaxy S4 for $649.99 outright or $199.99 with a two-year subscription. That’s not all for eager Galaxy fans; Amazon Wireless is selling the same device at a $20 discount for $179.99.
Even before Verizon’s release, Wirefly offered a pre-order deal with $20 off the official price tag. For those who missed the pre-order discount, Amazon’s deal is coming as a boon. The deal is not only for new customers ready for a two-year contract with Verizon, but also for existing customers, provided the contract is signed.
The device comes in Black Forest and White Mist. However, only the latter is in stock, so the Black Forest will take about 2 to 4 weeks to be shipped. Amazon is also offering a free 2-day delivery, a great offer for those living in regions where shipping charges are huge.
Right now only the 16 GB Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 version is available. Galaxy S4 made its debut in three storage versions – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB – plus a microSD card slot. Other features include a quad core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, dual cameras and 2,600 mAh battery.
Google’s I/O event revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Nexus would be compatible only with AT&T and T-Mobile networks. However, Samsung’s official online store has put up a listing for the “Developer Edition” of the Galaxy S4 Verizon version. The Verizon version is not a Nexus edition, but features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, so it will have an updated schedule matching the regular Verizon model. The Nexus edition, on the other hand will get quicker updates.