UK punters get moist for the Galaxy S4 as smartphone pre-registration records are smashed

UK punters get moist for the Galaxy S4 as smartphone pre-registration records are smashed

It looks like the new Samsung Galaxy S4 is going to be a bit hit in the UK, with Carphone Warehouse reporting that the pre-registrations are more than four times the number placed for its predecessor, the Galaxy S3.

UK punters get moist for the Galaxy S4 as smartphone pre-registration records are smashed

Carphone Warehouse say that the handset has broken all pre-registration figures, taking 446 per cent more pre-registrations in the three days following its announcement than the S3.

“The Galaxy SIII launch broke records last year and was always going to be a tough one to beat, but the S4 is already proving to be a more than capable step up in the series that will inspire many people to make the switch to Android from other operating systems,” said Graham Stapleton, chief operating officer, Carphone Warehouse. “This device is the one to watch for 2013.”

The Galaxy S4 is due to go on sale on 26 April, with pricing yet to be announced.

Given its high end status, we expect it to be offered on £45 a month tariffs for a free phone,  with unlocked handsets going for around £400-£450.

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