Samsung launched the highly-anticipated Galaxy S4 recently and announced that the smartphone will be available on 327 carriers in 155 countries. The majority of the Canadian carriers will offer the Galaxy S4 and now many carriers have also started taking pre-registrations for the handset.
"The Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available Q2 in Canada from Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Koodo, Mobilicity, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile and Wind Mobile and their authorized channels. Further details will be released closer to Canadian availability," notes Samsung Canada.
The only carrier missing from the list is MTS in Manitoba. Various Canadian carriers including Bell, Virgin, TELUS, Mobilicity, Videotron and SaskTel have started taking pre-registration of the Galaxy S4. Samsung has not confirmed a release date for the Galaxy S4 and we will have to wait until carriers announce their individual release dates for the handset.
The pre-registration on the carrier does not mean you can pre-order the Galaxy S4 but it means that you will get updates regarding availability, pricing and more. The Galaxy S4 is expected to hit shelves on April 26.
Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S4 will release in both 3G and 4G LTE-ready versions. Depending on your region, you can expect Samsung's next flagship to sport a 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core CPU or a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. As with the U.S. version of the Galaxy S4, the Canadian version of the handset may also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
None of the carriers has hinted at a price for the Galaxy S4 but with the device being a top-end phone, you can expect to spend anything in the range of $199 to $299 on a three-year contract.