Verizon reached out to TechnoBuffalo on Monday alerting us that it will now launch the Galaxy S4 online and in stores starting on May 23, one week earlier than the wireless carrier originally stated. That means Samsung was able to deliver enough devices to meet early demand on time.
Prior to Verizon’s launch, demand for the T-Mobile and Sprint models of the Galaxy S4 caused both carriers to push the launch dates back a few days. Samsung promised the issue was only with initial supply, however, so it appears that any kinks the smartphone maker had early on have been ironed out by now.
Verizon is also accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S4, which costs $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. That price is $50 more than AT&T’s device and on a par with Sprint’s pricing model.