We can finally put an end date on the long wait for the Samsung
Galaxy S4. According to a trusted source, the much-hyped handset will first land at AT&T
on April 26th, and we’re told that it will boast up to 2.5 times the performance of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, at least in certain benchmarks. AnTuTu was noted as the metric this performance was observed in.
The Galaxy S4
will also sport 4GB of RAM and rock a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
600 processor. Non-U.S. devices will have just 2GB of RAM, and we’ve heard previously that they will have either the aforementioned Snapdragon chip or a Samsung Exynos
5 Octa inside.
This beauty to be available April 26th
AT&T will be the first to sell the phone in the U.S., which is a huge get for the carrier; these days, that’s almost as lucrative as when it had exclusive rights to Apple’s iPhone a few years ago.
In any case, the wait is nearly over; if you want to be one of the first to snag a Galaxy S4, be ready to queue up at your local AT&T location the night before the 26th. (Or, you know, preorder it on April 16th
. But that wouldn't be nearly as fun.)
Check out additional coverage of the S4, including some hands-on video, here