Samsung Galaxy S4 now available for reservation and pre-order

Samsung Galaxy S4The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone is loaded with features including the amazing “Smart Pause” function that senses when you look away from the screen and stops your video until you return. The Rogers Reservation System is now open for existing Rogers wireless customers to reserve the device and new customers can pre-order at www.rogers.com/GALAXYS4.

Here are three reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S4 deserves your attention:

  1. This next generation Galaxy device has amplified its specs. Now you can live-stream sports on the large five-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which is also capable of displaying crystal clear 1080p video.
  2. Love taking photos? The ‘Dual Camera’ on the Galaxy S4 allows you to simultaneously use the 2 MP front camera and the 13 MP rear camera, giving you even more angles to Instagram. This functionality also powers the ‘Dual Video Call,’ allowing you to make and receive video calls with friends and family while also showcasing what you are looking at during the call.
  3. Play magician and accept a call with a wave of your hand with ‘Air Gesture.’

What about the blazing-fast speed?

Additionally, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is built to run on Rogers 2600 MHz LTE spectrum, the fastest wireless internet band available in Canada. Capable of delivering higher speeds than other LTE bands, the 2600 MHz spectrum with Rogers LTE means customers using the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone can do even more, even faster. Rogers has more LTE network deployed in the 2600 MHz spectrum band than any other carrier in Canada and will be further expanding to 44 new markets this spring.

When can I get it?

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in Black Mist and White Frost starting at $199.99 with select three year plans. Existing Rogers wireless customers can reserve theirs now on the Rogers Reservation System and new customers can pre-order their device at www.rogers.com/GALAXYS4. Customers who have reserved a device on the Rogers Reservation System or have pre-ordered the device on Rogers.com will start to receive devices beginning April 27th. In-store availability will begin on May 3rd at select Rogers retail locations across the country.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S4? What features are you excited to try?

Katie is a regular contributor to RedBoard

Update: April 26, 4:30 p.m.: Due to overwhelming global demand for the Samsung GALAXY S4, Samsung Canada will not be able to meet the pre-order date of April 27 for all customers.  The company intended to ship pre-orders by the 27, and remains committed to fulfilling shipments in the coming days. We’re working hard to get the Galaxy S4 to Rogers customers who pre-ordered and reserved first. When you reserve a device with Rogers, you will be notified when the device has shipped and is available for pickup. Furthermore, as a limited time offer if your device doesn’t ship within 21 days from device launch in Canadian stores or reservation, whichever is later, we’ll apply a $50 credit to your account. For details please visit www.rogers.com/galaxys4. Thank you for your patience.

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  1. Reserved @ #261, hope this releases soon :)

  2. I have a few questions regarding the reservation of the S4. If i have pre-ordered off the reservation system already and have chosen to pick up the device in store, does that mean I would have to wait until May 3rd or can I still pick it up on April 27th because I have pre-ordered?

    Also what are the details behind the Amazon Kindle that is being given to people who pre-order the S4?

    • hmmm… I’d like to know too. This kinda deal is usually for new customers.

    • You would have to wait for whenever your device ships to the store directly, at which point the representatives there will contact you. In the even that the store receives stock before your specifically ordered device, then you can upgrade with their stock, however you’d have to call in Rogers to cancel your reservation first.

  3. Only the 16GB is available. Where is the 32GB & 64GB?

    • RogersNicolas says: April 15th, 2013 a 8:59pm

      Hi,

      At this time, we can only confirm the 16GB and wouldn’t comment on the potential launch of other models.

  4. About the S4 thats launching, is there any way to find the full specs?
    Want to know whether the Canadian version will have only quad core or the octa core processor.

  5. i would like to ask this question. i have already reserved the phone #167 hoping to get it before my flight 2 weeks from now. if it will be released on the same day of my flight can i get if a month after? when i come back after my vacation?

    thanks in advance

    • or are there any chances that “we” the once who reserved the phone early will receive the phone earlier than the 27th?

    • RogersNicolas says: April 15th, 2013 a 8:58pm

      Hi Harold,

      Hopefully you’ll get it before but if not, you can always contact the store about that.

      • so is the release date gonna be definite already? will it be the 27th? or is it still a floating date?

        • RogersNicolas says: April 17th, 2013 a 12:21pm

          Hi Harold,

          Everything is in the post :)

          Customers who have reserved a device on the Rogers Reservation System or have pre-ordered the device on Rogers.com will start to receive devices beginning April 27th. In-store availability will begin on May 3rd at select Rogers retail locations across the country.

  6. How do you and the other large carriers in this country justify offering this device at $199.99 for a 3 YEAR COMMITMENT when US counterparts offer the same pricing for 2 years ? ? ? ? ? MORE reason that the CRTC needs to stop this collusion between the large Canadian carriers.

    • First – let me applaud Rogers for posting this comment. It is highly commendable to allow potentially negative views to be discussed.

      As for the pricing issue itself – we Canadians can expect to pay more for just about everything due to high taxes at all stages of distribution, (and a weaker currency impact in this case), but a 2 year to a 3 year contract feels like effectively a 50% price increase doesn’t it?

      Perhaps the answer indeed lies in the fact that there are too many people lining up to get the S4 and an oligopolistic wireless market.

      • Only thing is.. its not really a 3 year commitment, per say. (it is and it isn’t).

        It is NOT a contract like before.. where you would over those 3 years, if you chose to leave early, you would be paying a set fee per each month (regardless of hardware credit), plus a large cancelation fee.

        With it currently, you are getting a HARDWARE CREDIT only. This is what you are paying back over that 3 year term. The $ amount you are paying back vs the straight out price of the phone is the same. You are just repaying it back, over a longer period.

        BUT.. at any time.. you can choose to leave, just by paying out the remaining amount owing on the hardware credit… even 4 months into it.. and your DONE.

  7. JOHN M. Nasswetter says: April 16th, 2013 a 12:29pm

    I hope Rogers will release the 64 GB ver

  8. John M. Nasswetter says: April 16th, 2013 a 12:32pm

    I really hope Rogers will release the 64 GB version? Please sell the 64 GB version Rogers cuz thats the one I want?

    Everyone lets all ask Rogers for the 32 gb and 64 GB Please?

    Thank you.

  9. I just decided to hold off. I am going to wait for the Note 3. Note 2 users seem to be rabid about theirs. It’s not much bulkier than a Galaxy, but just big enough to do stuff I might have to power up the laptop for. Rumours are that it will have a metal case.

  10. hope its octa processer

  11. I think its safe to assume we will unfortunately be getting the quadcore variant of the S4. As it has already been confirmed that the US will be receiving it. So far I’ve only heard that Europe is getting the Octacore.

  12. Drag about the quad core thing. The number one complaint of S3 users is battery life, and even though S4 has a larger battery (2600mAh vs 2100) the octo core was supposed to assign background tasks to smaller “cores” thus extending battery life.

    Will there be a Galaxy S4.5 for our market with octo core later this year when they have used up their inventory on quads?

    • RogersNicolas says: April 19th, 2013 a 2:51pm

      Hi Tom,

      I believe it’d be a question best directed at the manufacturer… but I doubt they’ll comment on a device that hasn’t even been announced.

  13. I just got an email from Samsung Canada Mobile stating that Canada will not be getting the Samsung Galaxy SIV with the 64GB internal memory,. Other countries will be able to have this feature just not Canada. Very Disappointing.indeed.

  14. hey, just saw on the site that Rogers is offering a $35 google play gift card for new and existing customers that sign 3 yr deal…i was wondering if anyone knows if it has to be new plans or i can keep my old plan and just sign 3 yr contract and get this promo??

    • RogersNicolas says: April 23rd, 2013 a 3:09pm

      Hi,

      Feel free to reach out to our Care team on Facebook or Twitter @RogersHelps. They’ll look into your current info and will be able to assist.

  15. I’m sure hoping to get this next Saturday (27th)… I’m number 99 on the reservation list. I’m hoping that number isn’t just within the province, but across Canada… although I’m not sure.

    • RogersNicolas says: April 22nd, 2013 a 8:59pm

      Hi Greg,

      It is indeed across Canada and props to you for having one the first 100 reservations!

      • Hi Nicolas,

        Do you think that those within the first 100 will be able to get their phones at the location they selected on the 27th?

  16. For those enquiring about the octacore version… I’ve read that we’re not getting it because that version doesn’t support LTE… Only the quad core version does.

  17. JOHN M. Nasswetter says: April 22nd, 2013 a 9:12pm

    Hello.

    So we will not be getting the 64 GB version in Canada… But will we at least get the 32 GB version in Canada?

    16 GB is not big enough for me… Cuz some apps you can not move to the memory card.

    • RogersNicolas says: April 23rd, 2013 a 3:05pm

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your feedback, I’ll pass it to our team.

      At this time, we can only confirm this model.

  18. I am swinging back to this option but don’t want to be locked in for 3 years. This phone will look like an Etch-a-Sketch by then.
    Can I pay more than the $200 for a two year contract?

    • RogersNicolas says: April 23rd, 2013 a 3:07pm

      Hi Tom,

      I’d advise you to reach out to Customer Support via our Facebook page or Twitter @RogersHelps. Our team will drive you through your different options.

  19. i’m number 42 in line..i wonder when my status will change to shipped?? i hope to get it this saturday!!!

    • 42! If Rogers can’t, at least, get devices to the first 100 that preordered by the 27th… That’s pretty sad.

      I’m hoping they do!

      • i dont know…i’m reading on the rogers forum that number 1 to 20 will for sure get it, and anyone above 150 will probably wait for a couple of weeks…..they didnt mention anything in between 20 to 150…

        • The first 20 people across Canada that preordered will get it? That doesn’t make sense at all… Whats the point of preordering then? You’re telling me that Rogers, Canadawide, only got 20 units to send out to customers?

          That would be really sad.

          • well that’s what i’ve been reading on forums since this is the first time i reserved any device…and i thought 42 is a pretty good number…i guess its all speculations now until we get to the 26th and see if the statuses change…

        • Just read about a global shortage of Galaxy S4 phones due to high demand on BGR:

          http://bgr.com/2013/04/24/samsung-galaxy-s4-demand-statement-463635/

          Maybe we won’t be getting them after all :(

          … and people get angry with Apple not being able to keep up with demand…

  20. #11 and my status is still OPEN, I’m hoping for the 27th.