Samsung Galaxy S4 Cheaper Than iPhone 5 in Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will actually be cheaper than the iPhone 5 in several countries throughout Europe.

The 16GB version of the device will run €649 in Germany. That is a bit cheaper than the iPhone 5, which costs €679 in the country. The Galaxy S4 will sell for €699 in Italy and will launch the first week of May there. The 32GB and 64GB models will be slightly more expensive in these countries.

Many carriers and mobile phone vendors are already taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S4.

This Galaxy S4 was finally unveiled by Samsung at last week's Mobile "Unpacked" event in New York City.

Many of the rumored specifications were dead on, including the 5-inch display with 441 ppi. However, rumors of Samsung switching to LCD were incorrect, as the device still packs a Super AMOLED.

The Galaxy S4 will come in two colors at launch: Black Mist and White Frost. It also has LTE and HSPA+ connectivity.

Other rumored specs such as the 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, and Android 4.2.2 JellyBean are also featured on the Galaxy S4.

Various tech outlets were correct in predicting that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S4 with two different processors. The device will with feature the new 1.6GHz Exynos Octa-core chip or 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm, depending on the market.

The smartphone will also feature the rumored eye-tracking technology so the device will automatically perform tasks based on where the user's eyes are along with smart pause, which pauses a video once the user looks away from the device.

The Galaxy S4 will come in three different memory capacities including 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Samsung announced that it will be available in 155 countries on 327 mobile carriers by the end of April.