The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available to pre-order in the United Kingdom and naturally, the vast majority of the big retailers and carriers are on board. Available from late next month, prices naturally vary depending on which package you go with, but the takeaway is that, even on contract, the device will cost a fair bit upfront. Meanwhile, across the pond, AT&T has also offered vague details regarding its own Galaxy S4 pre-order plans.
Everything Everywhere will have the Galaxy S4 on its 4G plans, with prices starting at £31 per month providing you’re willing to stump up £269.99 for the handset. Those pre-ordering will be treated to an accessory pack to the tune of £54.99, which features a smart cover, 16GB microSD card and an in-car charger, although I’d imagine the deal will only exist while stocks last. T-Mobile and Orange, two brands to which EE is now the parent, will also retail the Galaxy S4, although this will be on a 3G-only basis.
Those preordering with Phones4U will also be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note 10.1. A Google Play gift card (which varies depending on the value of the contract signed up for) will also be offered out, with 4G EE contracts priced at £46 or yielding a whopping £100 of Play Store credit.
Vodafone will slash £5 off your monthly bill if you trade-in any working touchscreen device, which could actually be a worthwhile pursuit if you’ve an old iPhone 3G (or similar) lying around collecting dust. The Carphone Warehouse is offering an accessory pack with Galaxy S4 preorders, while O2 will double your data allowance on a £37 per month, although the catch is the £99 initial fee.
Three, a savior to those who enjoy cap-free data plans, isn’t offering any pre-order perks, but its plans offer the device for free (with all-you-can-eat Web, of course), and run upwards of £35.
In the United States, AT&T has also stated the device will go on pre-order from April 16th, at a price of $249.99 on a two-year contract. The other major carriers have stated their intentions to carry the upcoming smartphone, but as yet, none have come through with anything official.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any further deals pertaining to the Galaxy S4, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!