The gadget world has one very common characteristic, and that is shifting of dates, be it the launch of a new device or some update to be released, often with no reasons specified for the shift. However, it’s quite rare for the dates to be brought ahead. The latest instance of this can be seen in the case of Verizon which was scheduled to launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 30th though for reasons known only to insiders, it has now been re-scheduled to May 23rd. Those who have pre-ordered the S4 couldn’t have asked for more. The shift has been confirmed by Ken Muche who hails from Southern California and is a Verizon representative.
Meanwhile, May 30 seems to be the day when the gadget would be made available across retail locations. However, the trend is not limited to just Verizon as AT&T too had delivered the Galaxy S4 to its pre-order customers before the official release date and before the device made it in-stores debut.
Confusion about the Verizon release date exists not only to pre-order customers but more than that for retailers who had stated that the device would be at their shops on May 30. May be retailers will have to stick to their schedule while it’s just Verizon launches it a bit earlier.
Another bit of confusion that persists is if the Verizon Galaxy S4 would come with 32 GB of storage or not. There is pressure from customers to have 32 GB on board, as the present 16 GB is not sufficient. Verizon till now insists that it would not change to 32 GB which its pre-order customers are supposed to be getting while almost forcing them to make up for the extra storage with a microSD card.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4 is supposed to compete against HTC One. It has a 1080p display of 5 inch size, running Android 4.2 on a quad core processor. It also carries a camera of 13 megapixel. The price tag for the 16 GB model is $250 with a $50 mail-in rebate attached. The cost of the 32 GB if it comes up from Verizon could be $250 or even $300 with the mail-in rebate being fixed at $50.