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Samsung Galaxy S4 at Sprint, MetroPCS: Release Date One Step Closer

by Mihai Matei on March 31, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 at Sprint and MetroPCS


The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to go on sale in over a hundred regions and through so many mobile operators that it would take quite a while to enumerate all of them. In US alone the handset has been confirmed to arrive via all four major carriers – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint. It will also hit the shelves at US Cellular, MetroPCS and probably a few more other smaller operators.

Exact release dates aren’t yet known, except for T-Mobile’s variant which is supposed to go on sale on May 1st. AT&T has also revealed the on-contract price of the S4 as well as the date on which the carrier will start accepting pre-orders.

Anyhow, it seems that the gadget is now one step closer to its release at Sprint and MetroPCS as well. More details right after the break.

Samsung Galaxy S4 at Sprint, MetroPCS: Release Date One Step Closer

Samsung Galaxy S4 at Sprint, MetroPCS: Release Date One Step Closer

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Sprint, MetroPCS) Visits the FCC

About two weeks ago, the international Samsung Galaxy S4 has received its FCC approval, but the commission’s job was far from being over as far as the Galaxy S4 is concerned.

To be more specific, two new Galaxy S4 variants have recently passed through the FCC, wearing model numbers SPH-L720 and SCH-R970, the former being Sprint’s variant while the latter looks destined for MetroPCS.

Although there’s virtually no difference between these two models, it appears that there are certain mismatches in terms of connectivity.


While both handsets support both LTE and 3G, it appears that Sprint’s model is compatible with a wider range of HSPA networks. This makes the gadget more “flexible” in terms of connectivity, and would allow its users to connect to 3G outside of the States (mostly in Europe).

The MetroPCS model doesn’t offer the same benefits, but it does come with a wider LTE network support.

That’s all for now folks. We’ll bring you up to speed as soon as more information regarding the S4′s availability will surface.

Thanks Phone Arena for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S4 at Sprint and MetroPCS.

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