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Vodacom reveals pricing for Galaxy S4 in South AfricaBy Hanleigh Daniels 26 April 2013 | Categories: news
Local mobile operator Vodacom has revealed its pricing for the Galaxy S4, which will be available at Vodacom World as well as other participating outlets from 27 April 2013.
Prepaid the S4 will retail for a recommended price of R9 000. In terms of contract pricing, the S4 will be offered for R429 per month on a Smart S plan that includes 75 Anytime minutes, 75 MB mobile internet and 150 Anytime text messages. Additional contract benefits include receiving double the data on mobile internet for the first 2 months of the 24 month contract, free Voicemail 2 SMS for 3 months valued at R35 per month and free in-store set up.
The successor to the popular Galaxy S3 (review) boasts a 5" full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, featuring a glorious 441 pixels per inch. This new flagship operates on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), and is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset with eight cores.
Also onboard is a larger Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, a good thing considering the HD goodness on offer with the touchscreen and processing bang delivered by the CPU. All of this tech is crammed into an 8 mm thin body that tips the smartphone scales at just 130 g.
Phil Patel, Chief Officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business Unit commented: “Our customers have been looking forward to Samsung’s flagship smartphone and now they can experience this iconic phone which is available on a range of Smart plans that is best suited to meet their needs.”
“These plans offer customers loads of data to browse the internet and will ensure that they enjoy the ultimate mobile experience. We’re also looking forward to launch the LTE version in the next few months, adding to our range of LTE devices which will provide an improved customer experience with much faster network speeds,” Patel added.
In related news, Vodacom also recently announced that it will be launching the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone in South Africa on the 2nd of May.
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