Consumers in India will soon be able to lay their hands on the much-awaited successor to the Galaxy S3 smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Per reports, Samsung is on song to release the handset in several countries and India too will likely make the cut.
Recent reports have clamored that the Korean company's Galaxy S4 will hit the shelves in 30 countries, and not three as previously conjectured, simultaneously on April 26.
According to reports, India is set to get the Galaxy S4 on Saturday, April 27 and the device will be priced at Rs 40,000 (approximately $735). By comparison, the unlocked version of the smartphone sports a price tag of £529 to £629 ($809 to $962) and $639.99 (on AT&T) in the UK and U.S, respectively.
"The Samsung Galaxy S4 might be coming to India as soon as April 27th. The Korean smartphone giant is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S4 in several countries across the world on April 26-27th," reports Fone Arena.
Earlier in April, reports suggested that a reliable source had let on that the Galaxy S4 will be launched in India on April 25 but hit stores two days later on April 27.
The Rs 40,000 price tag sported by the Galaxy S4 makes the device Rs 2,900 cheaper than its rival HTC One (priced at Rs 42,900). The smartphone will be available in two hues - Black Mist and White Frost. In all probability, Samsung would launch the smartphone in more colors with the passage of time like it did with the Galaxy S3.
Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S4 on March 14 at an event in New York. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 441 pixels per inch (ppi).
The NFC-enabled device touts a 2600 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The India-bound version of the Galaxy S4 is also expected to pack in the Exynos 5 octa-core processor.
However, with Samsung remaining mum on the release date and price, at this juncture it is all speculation. We'll just have to wait and see if the Galaxy S4 hits the Indian shelves as anticipated.