Coming as was expected, T-Mobile has begun selling the Samsung GALAXY S 4 this morning. T-Mobile has the GALAXY S 4 available in the 16GB model and those considering a purchase will need to shell out $149.99 as a downpayment on the day of purchase. The GALAXY S 4 is available with the recently released UNcarrier Simple Choice Plans which means there will not be any contract, but there will be additional monthly payments for the handset.
In the case of the GALAXY S 4, that will mean 24 payments of $20. That is of course, in addition to the price of your monthly service. These plans begin at $50 per month for a single line account which includes unlimited talk, text and data as well as 500MB of high-speed data. There are also options to get additional high-speed data, however the way it stands you would be looking at $50 for the plan and $20 for the device which would have you sitting at $70 per month (before taxes).
Alternatively, those willing and/or able to shell out the full retail price from the beginning — you would need to part with $629.99. Similar to having already known the pricing, the specs aren’t much of a surprise. In this case, those picking up a GALAXY S 4 with T-Mobile will get a handset with a 5-inch (1920 x 1080) display at 441 PPI, quad-core 1.9GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.
Other goodies here include a removable 2600 mAh battery along with HSPA+ and LTE connectivity. Speaking of T-Mobile LTE coverage, that can currently be found in seven markets with more promised for later in the year. The existing seven markets include Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington, DC. Future coverage is expected to include 100 million users by mid-year and 200 million by years-end.[via T-Mobile] [device id=5332]