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The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be used to usher in the company's new update service.
SamMobile reported that in a bid to have more control over updates and sales, Samsung will be starting a new service that will let it know how many devices have been sold in all countries. The company will stop the retailers from shipping French-based software devices to The Netherlands and will block an update if you own a smartphone from any country that is not your home.
This plan could make retailers pay more to carry Samsung devices and the prices could go up on them overall. Customers also might end up waiting longer to receive their new smartphones.
The Galaxy S4 is expected to launch in April, according to a recent report.
PhoneArena recently posted two photos of an internal office raffle document at a New Zealand mobile retailer, which states that all those who win a prize will receive the Samsung Galaxy S4. The site also stated that the handset will launch in April.
The smartphone was originally expected to be unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress, however, those rumors were shot down.
YouMobile.org recently confirmed that the device will not make its debut at the event scheduled to take place in Barcelona next month. The site also stated that the Galaxy S4's codename will be SGH-I337. The global version of the handset is expected to be part of the GT-I950X model number family.
Samsung has reportedly made the decision to release a full HD smartphone on AT&T, which will most likely be the Galaxy S4.
Samsung has really high hopes for the Galaxy S4 and was recently in the news for saying that its goal with the device is to sell 10 million units per month.
The company is also reportedly working on differentiating the Galaxy S4's display from competitors such as Sony and HTC, who have released devices with 1080p resolution.