Apr 16th, 2013

In case you’ve forgotten, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just about ready to be unleashed to the citizens of the United States. At least two carriers, Ma Bell — better known as AT&T — and the lesser-known US Cellular, have started accepting pre-orders for the device. This means we’re awfully close to a release date, but we’re still not sure exactly how close to a release we are.

Yesterday, a Staples document suggested the device would be launching April 26th, but AT&T’s site is showing a ship date of April 30th. Without a more pointed release date from the horse’s mouth in the form of a statement or press release it’s best not to hold the carrier to either date. As for US Cellular, its pre-order page for the device says shipping is slated to begin approximately four weeks from today.

That’s a month long wait, and it’s not too bad considering how late we’re used to seeing the flagship line on the carrier (and in the US in general). Dates are all over the place for now so until we get a cold, hard sell on one we’ll just patiently wait knowing that it shouldn’t be too much longer than 2-4 weeks until we’re able to get our hands on Samsung’s next big thing. Head to AT&T and US Cellular’s sites (they cost $200 on a new two-year contract) if you want to stake your claim to one.

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