AT&T announced this morning that beginning today, its Galaxy S3 will sell for $99.99 with a two-year contract, an instant $100 reduction. Expect other carriers to follow suit.
Galaxy S4 preorders begin on April 16 for AT&T. The $250 in-contract Galaxy S4 cost makes the Galaxy S3 look like a bargain, a tactic that will help the carrier clear old stock to make room on the shelves for the latest model.
Bargain-hunters will still find robust smartphone features on the Galaxy S3 for a fraction of the cost, which is one compelling reason to purchase the earlier model.
Those who prefer all of the Galaxy S4's whistles and bells -- like the 13-megapixel camera, monster processor, and heaping software extras -- will have to shell out more.