A week after Samsung Galaxy S4's price for UK and US markets was revealed, Portugal became the next country in line to get details of the smartphone's pricing.
Technology website PhoneArena reported that the successor of Galaxy S3 is priced €689.99 on the Portuguese arm of smartphone retailer Expansys. The company which has started taking pre-orders for the black and white variants of Galaxy S4 is reportedly retailing the 16GB version for 689.99 euros. This amounts to nearly ₹50, 000, when converted to Indian currency.
Various reports suggest that Samsung's latest offering is priced a little too higher in many counties, compared to the prices of other high-end smartphones. It was earlier reported that US telecom giant AT&T will start taking pre-orders from 16 April for $250, which is $50 more than Apple iPhone 5.
Indian online retailers have earlier claimed that Galaxy S4 is likely to fall in the ₹45,000 price range. But, recent reports hint at a higher pricing for the Indian market. Should the device prove too expensive for consumers, Samsung may lose its battle in the smartphone market.
The Galaxy S4 smartphone which was unveiled at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, on 14 March will hit the stores on 26 April. Countries like Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Germany, United Kingdom and even Hong Kong are expected to receive both quad-core and octa-core variants. The India-bound version of Galaxy S4 will come with Exynos 5 Octa Processor. Online retailers like Tradus have already started accepting pre-booking orders for the device.
Galaxy S4 sports a 4.99-inch 1920x1080 pixel Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi and runs on Android v4.2.2 OS Jelly Bean. The device features a 13.0-megapixel primary camera and a 2.0-megapixel pixel front-facing camera. Among its new features are Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Samsung WatchON and S Voice Drive. It comes in three storage options - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.