Recently, Samsung announced the much-awaited Galaxy S4 and confirmed that all four major U.S. carriers will offer the handset but did not reveal a release date. AT&T has confirmed that it will start taking pre-orders April 16, and the carrier's version seems to have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
"The Samsung SGH-i337 that was spotted over at the FCC carried the LTE band 17, which as of right now, remains the exclusive domain of AT&T in the US. Other than that, the dimensions of the SGH-i337 do not depart from what was seen at the Galaxy S4's recent release in the middle of March," reports AndroidPit.
Even though FCC does not confirm that the i337 is Samsung Galaxy S4, it is highly unlikely that the carrier is planning another device with similar dimensions and specifications to the Galaxy S4.
"AT&T was the first to deliver Samsung's Galaxy series and we are excited to bring the Galaxy S4 to the nation's fastest 4G LTE network," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T after the official launch of Galaxy S4. "We continue to offer our customers a broad choice of devices and features to fit any mobile lifestyle, and look forward to growing our family of Samsung Galaxy devices."
Recently, the Verizon version of the handset was also spotted at the FCC and reports indicate that the Verizon Galaxy S4 is due to launch on May 1, which is slightly late compared to other U.S. carriers. However, Verizon remains mum on the release date and pricing of the handset.
AT&T has announced that it will start taking pre-orders of the Galaxy S4 April 16 and has also confirmed that potential buyers will have to lay out $250 for the handset on a two-year contract.