Samsung Galaxy S4
JK Shin, President and head of IT and Mobile Communication Division, introduces Samsung Electronics Co's latest Galaxy S4 phone during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013. Reuters

Even before the South Korean electronics giant could announce the pricing of its latest flagship smartphone, a few we online retail stores have put out the price of Samsung Galaxy S4, claiming that it is priced between ₹43,999 and ₹45,000 in India.

The much-hyped Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, on Thursday evening.

Online retailer Mobile Price Dekho has put the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 at ₹45,000, redirecting it to two other websites -, which put the price of the smartphone at ₹43,999, and Maniac Store which claims that it is priced ₹45,000. 

Interestingly, both the sites that put up the pricing of the next-generation smartphone claimed that the device is 'out of stock', indicating that it's a hoax. The authenticity of the claim by the e-retailers is at stake for two big reasons -  firstly, Samsung has not announced the price of its latest flagship smartphone; secondly, claiming that the device is 'out of stock' even before it is up for pre-orders sounds ridiculous.

It is reported that Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders will begin two weeks after the launch. A UK website, EE, went a step further by confirming that the pre-orders for the new next-generation Galaxy smartphone will begin on 28 March and the device will hit stores on 26 April.

Several retailers and websites like EE, Carphone Warehouse, T-Mobile and Phones 4 U have put up pre-registration pages for Samsung's flagship smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S4 was received with much appreciation, but the actual response will be seen only at the end of the month.

Samsung Galaxy S4, which was launched amid much anticipation on Thursday, features a 5.0-inch display with world's first Full HD Super AMOLED display. It will be marketed in two variants - one with an octa-core processor and the other with a quad-core processor.

The smartphone also features Smart Scroll for tracking facial movements to scroll, Smart Pause for pausing video if the user looks away, the Samsung WatchON universal remote control and S Voice Drive for taking text commands through voice control when the user is driving.