Samsung Galaxy S 4 White Frost, Black Mist

Following its official debut of the Galaxy S 4 last month, Samsung today spilled a few more details on when and where its new flagship Android smartphone will be available in the U.S. Samsung confirmed last month that the Galaxy S 4 will be released on AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, and now it's revealed that the device will also be offered on C Spire Wireless as well. The Galaxy S 4 will also be on offer at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Staples, Target and Walmart.

As far as availability goes, Samsung says that the Galaxy S 4 will be sold in the U.S. starting in April. Specific launch and pricing details will be spilled by each carrier in the coming weeks. AT&T recently confirmed that it'll sell the 16GB Galaxy S 4 for $199.99 with a two-year commitment and $249.99 for the 32GB flavor, while U.S. Cellular will have the 16GB model on offer for $199.99 with a two-year contract. T-Mobile has said that it expects its Galaxy S 4 to launch on May 1.

The specs for the U.S. flavors of the Galaxy S 4 will remain fairly similar to those found on the international models. That means that interested consumers can expect the U.S. Galaxy S 4 units to pack a 5-inch 1920x1080 HD Super AMOLED display, 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 2,600mAh battery, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB internal storage (no mention of a 64GB model for the U.S.) and a microSD slot with support for cards up to 64GB in size. As we learned last month, the U.S. Galaxy S 4 variants will also include a 1.9GHz quad-core processor.

The software found on the U.S. Galaxy S 4 models will also be similar to the other versions of Samsung's new handset. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will come preloaded on the S 4 and will be running beneath Samsung's TouchWiz overlay, complete with a multitude of software features. Some of those software goodies include Group Play for sharing content wirelessly, S Translator, Samsung Adapt Sound and Adapt Display, glove-friendly High Touch Sensitivity, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture and Air View. A 6-minute demo of the software features found on the Galaxy S 4 can be found right here.

Finally, Samsung plans to offer several different accessories for Galaxy S 4 owners that want to protect their new phone from the harsh world (or themselves). First is the standard Flip Cover that's similar to what Samsung made for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. The regular Flip Cover will be available for $39.99 in a handful of colors. There will also be a new S View Flip Cover that, in addition to protecting the S 4, also features a clear window that can display information like the time and date, battery status, unread text messages and incoming calls. The S View Flip Cover will be sold for $59.99 in White Frost or Black Mist. Samsung will also sell a $29.99 Protective Cover+ accessory that'll shield the S 4's backside and a $49.99 spare battery charging system.

Just like it did with the Galaxy S III, Samsung will be hitting many different carriers with the Galaxy S 4, giving most wireless customers the chance to pick one up without having to switch operators. Also like with its older sibling, the U.S. Galaxy S 4 variants will feature the same look and feel as the international model, though there will be carrier branding involved on the U.S. versions. Samsung has posted images of several of the units that show what that branding will look like, all of which you can find in the gallery below (it appears Sprint has opted not to brand its S 4). Now we just need the carriers to come forward and announce when they'll be selling the things, which will hopefully happen over the next few weeks. We'll give you a shout once we hear more.

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Mauricio DeSean Cruz Cricket Galaxy S4 4G LTE
Adam Smith The Samsung galaxy s3 is quad-Core.
Vicki Figueroa I've had to replace my battery & I'm sure tons of other ppl have too since it seems to be an important factor to a lot of ppl along with wanting expandable memory even if it isn't for you jerkoff
Eric Quach what the fk are you downloading taking up 64 gigs. and lol I've never seen anyone bring around a second battery. watthefk
Jeff Seaver Both Black and white S4
Joseph James Gabo HTC ONE, not this
MIna Amir Endrawes what about xperia z
MIna Amir Endrawes what about xperia z
Frank Porter The AT&T 32gb model
David DiPilla I may get one
Dustin T. Robles So ill debate on what I get in a year htc or Samsung depends on what's out by then
Dustin T. Robles I would if I could but I can't I still have over a year left with this phone :(
Hend Farid No, HTC One or Xperia Z
Jerry Parker I would but I got the S3 like a couple months ago
Vicki Figueroa Sigh.. there IS a 32gb model... did you read the article? Smh..
Mark Belkowski ill buy once they get off their rears and offer the 32gb model.
Christopher Manic Johnson Outside of game performance, and I mean hardcore game performance, a dual-core chip is plenty of power when compared to a quad chip set. Plus, the fact that the S3 has the same 2GB of RAM as the S4, and, outside of the camera and screen res bump, and the S4 being mainly a software update, I don't see the added value in paying the extra $100 on contract. I'm going to root the S3, which means I'll most likely get the S4 software features, which means, yes, I pretty much ordered the S4. BTW, that metal rim around the S4 seriously clashes with the glossy plastic body. In my eyes, the S3 is the better looker.
Anthony Tat LOL wtf why would you order an s3 when the s4 is coming out. you didnt "pretty much just order the s4." the s3 is ugly and dual core
Danny Medina Htc One FTW
James Norwood It's April 17, so where is the S4? "starting in April". We're halfway through April genius.
Robert Goodwin I would if I could keep my unlimited data on Verizon Wireless
William Plotner I was thinking about it but I like the One better and I'd rather support HTC.
William Plotner Wasn't it?! I had the hardest time rooting my AT&T One X. Mostly because of HTCs Dev website is ALWAYS busted.
Alistair Lowe I had an S3 but I now want a note 3
Jay Alejos Nope note 3
Geoff Sauder No, Note 3.
Lennes Shaw This is april...which is almost gone, so when will they become available??
Jutanut Mos Lapboonruang BLACK S4 for sure
Marti Ruiz Same thing . I dont like sense. And few feature in on htc one
Martin Láwliet Amuesi I went with the better option HTC One.
Marti Ruiz Yes. T-mobile
Matt Penner 16GB Black S4 I have a 3 year old HTC Desire. So I win no matter what I choose! Facebook and Google Maps fills up nearly all of my 512mb internal data!
Tony DjWiteboy Lopez Nope, i just got my huawei ascend mate..6.1" goodness" running on tmobile..
Lance Johnson YES! Verizon!
JayR Yambao Waiting on the Note 3.
Cesario Brito Jr. Waiting on the Note 3.
Reese Woodson I'm starting to get over it. The HTC One is starting to get my attention now.......
Christopher Manic Johnson I just ordered the S3, which means I pretty much just ordered the S4. I was thinking about the One, even with its legendary build quality, but I'm not liking the software as much. Plus, Samsungs are just generally easier to root and customize. I can't tell you guys the headache it was trying to customize my beloved One X.
Philip Lu Pre-ordered HTC One, sorry Samsung. Although S4 is also a nice phone, but you did not surprise me with the new launch this time round.
Cal-Gene Johnson If its free like my Sg3 was I'll get it! Otherwise the sg3 is still a BEAST!
Kyrie Johnson Waiting for the Note 3
Dustin Carney Nope, I want the note 3
Jose Be Julme Waiting impatiently for T-Mobile to make their move.
Claudio J Tulino Nup ! .. preordered HTC One :-)
Chase Mills I wish I could. But I'm perfectly happy with my LG Optimus G
CeeGii Borels Tmobile!
Tyler Saddington No. HTC One :D

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