As it is, Verizon Wireless will still be the last of the Big Four wireless carriers to put its Galaxy S4 on the market. AT&T was the first, with first devices hitting the hands of end users on April 26. That would mean, even with the new date, that Verizon's Galaxy S4 will be a month later than it's biggest rival, the nation's second largest carrier, AT&T.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 -- and Samsung has apparently decided the Galaxy S III was the last to use Roman numerals -- is the Korean giant's latest flagship device. Its processor will vary from region to region, with U.S. versions being shafted by LTE once again. The U.S. version will ship with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz. The Asian and European versions will sport the long-awaited Samsung Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor.
Meanwhile, the device will ship with 2GB of RAM (4GB in the U.S., possibly to make up for the different processor), a 2600mAh battery, and 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, with a requisite microSD card slot. It will also have wi-fi, Bluetooth 4, an IR blaster, and NFC. As expected, the rear-facing camera is 13MP and the front-facing camera is 2MP.
The Galaxy S4 also includes a dual-shot mode, which lets you use both the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera at the same time, for both recording and still captures.
It ships with the latest version of Android (at least until Google I/O), 4.2.2.