Samsung Announces Five New Colour Variants of Flagship Galaxy S4
Samsung launches Galaxy S4 in India.REUTERS/Adrees Latif

With the release date of the Galaxy S4 smartphone coming nearer, several online shopping websites have started taking pre-orders in India.

Samsung's next flagship smartphone in the Galaxy series is set to begin global sales on 26 April. In India, the device is expected to hit the market in the first week of May.

While the India-bound version will come with Exynos 5 Octa Processor, other countries like Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, GermanyUnited Kingdom and Hong Kong are expected to receive both quad-core and octa-core variants.

Several online retailers in India have already started accepting pre-booking orders for the device.

Here are five Indian websites which have started pre-orders of Galaxy S4: The website has said that the pre-booking amount is ₹999 and the device will be delivered between 30 to 50 working days. The pre-booking cost should be paid while placing the order and the remaining amount after the delivery of the device. According to the website, the product is expected to launch in India on 1 May for ₹45,000. Click here for more details.

eBay: One of the most popular online shopping website in India, eBay, has confirmed 27 April as the shipping date with bill and one-year warranty. The price of the smartphone is listed at ₹46,750.00. One can also buy the phone on EMI mode. Click here for more details. This website specialises in delivering products from the US for customers located in India. It is selling black varinat of the device for ₹54,028. The device will be imported from the US within 25-30 working days. Click here for more details.

Naaptol: Customers can order the device at online portal with ₹5,000 as pre-booking amount. According to the website, Galaxy S4 will be available in the last week of April. The price is estimated to be between ₹ 40,000 - ₹45,000 approximately.

Samsung has not revealed the price of Galaxy S4, but technology websites are expecting it to cost between ₹40,000-₹45,000.

The pre-booking of the smartphone has also begun in UK based online stores and network carriers for the unlocked Galaxy S4 variant. Check out the list of online shopping portals offering Galaxy S4 in UK here.

Specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy S4:

Display: 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and pixel density of 442 per inch.  

Size and Weight: 136.6x71.8x7.9 mm dimensions, weighing 130 grams.

OS: Android v4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean)

Processor: Exynos 5410 Octa-core processor with 1.6GHz clock speed.

Camera: 13.0-megapixel primary camera and 2.0-megapixel front camera

Memory: In-built memory 16/32 GB storage expandable upto 64 GB via MicroSD, 1 GB RAM.

Network: 3G & 4G /LTE

Battery: 2600 mAh