The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 is currently the most talked-about device in the smartphone space. Many customers are eagerly waiting to lay hands on the handset and a recent report indicates that U.S. retailer Walmart will start taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S4 on various carriers starting Tuesday, April 16.
"Walmart will begin taking pre-orders for the what it is calling 'the biggest phone launch this year for wireless' on Tuesday when it starts taking reservations for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The memo refers to other documentation and as such, doesn't reveal pricing information. According to the document, the pre-order period will be part of a pre-sell program that will include multiple carriers, although the specific mobile operators were not listed. Not every store will offer the phone," reports Phone Arena.
The leaked Walmart document does not reveal the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, U.S. carrier AT&T has already announced that the 16GB version of the latest Samsung offering will be priced at the usual $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. Moreover, the carrier will also offer the 32GB model at a price tag of $249.99. Reports also indicate that like Walmart, AT&T also plans to start accepting pre-orders for the phone from Tuesday, April 16.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile (USA) has already announced that the much-awaited device will hit its stores on May 1. The carrier has not unveiled prices for the Galaxy S4, but the 16GB model of the handset is expected to be priced at $99.99 with 24 monthly installment payments of $20 per month.
U.S. Cellular indicates on its website that it will start pre-booking the Galaxy S4 from the same date as AT&T and Walmart, so it seems that April 16 is somewhat fixed for pre-booking the handset.