US sets Galaxy S4 prices
US wireless carriers have started revealing prices for Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, which goes on sale in the US next week.
Network provider AT&T Inc has started taking advance orders for an April 30 release and said phones would be US$200 (NZ$240) for the base model, with 16 gigabytes of memory, under a two-year contract.
Rival provider Sprint Nextel Corp started taking advance orders Thursday and said in-store sales would start April 27. It would charge US$250 (NZ$300) for the base
model, or US$150 (NZ$180) if the buyer was coming over from another carrier.
T-Mobile USA would start taking advance orders next Wednesday, and in-store sales started May 1. It's charging US$150 (NZ$180) up front and US$20 (NZ$24) per month for two years under its new installment plans.
Verizon Wireless has said it would sell the phone, but hadn't announced a release date or price.
Smaller carriers US Cellular, Leap Wireless' Cricket and C Spire would also sell the phone.
Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S4 was the successor to the Galaxy S III, which had been the biggest competitor to Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
The Galaxy S4 has a slightly bigger screen, a larger battery and a faster processor than its predecessor.