Samsung launches Galaxy S4 in Australia

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S4 Android phone in Australia

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S4 Android phone in Australia.

The company's new flagship smartphone was unveiled at an event last night in Sydney.

The device officially goes on sale in Australia from Saturday 27 April. It will available to pre-order from today through Samsung's Experience retail stores in Sydney and Melbourne.

It will also be sold through a temporary pop-up store at Sydney's Opera House, called the "Galaxy Studio".

The Galaxy S4 will be sold outright through Samsung for $899, and will be available through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile on various contract plans from Monday 29 April.

Some stores may have limited stock of the device on Saturday.

The Australian model of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) is powered by a Qualcomm manufactured Snapdragon 600 processor, is 4G capable and comes with 16GB of internal memory.

Samsung will not sell the 32GB or 64GB models of the Galaxy S4 in Australia.

Samsung Australia's vice president of communications, Tyler McGee, also confirmed a number of local apps for the Galaxy S4

WatchOn is a free-to-air EPG launching at the end of May, while an Australian video-on-demand service that will include local catch up TV services and movies will launch sometime in June.

McGee also confirmed that the Foxtel Go app will initially be available to Samsung Android devices in Australia, including the Galaxy S4, sometime in June.

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