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EE will be one of the first UK networks to range Samsung’s just- announced Galaxy S4, the network has officially confirmed.

The UK’s one and only 4G network will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 from March 28th and begin shipping handsets to customers on April 26th.

Unveiled last night in New York amid much fanfare, the Galaxy S4 is home to a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with a full HD resolution, an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor (for the UK edition), a 13-megapixel camera and a front-facing two-megapixel camera. All this and more is rolled into a slick, slim design that measures a very respectable 7.9mm thick.

Also onboard are a host of new software features. The highlights of these are Smart Pause that employs eye-tracking technology to let you pause videos by simply looking away from the screen and Smart Scroll that enables users to scroll through web pages and documents by tilting the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 black and white official (front and back)

You can also browse content by waving your hand over the phone, which should be ideal for situations where you might be wearing gloves or have wet hands.

Paul Jevons, EE’s director of products and services, said: "The interest we've received from consumers and businesses has almost reached fever-pitch levels, so we're delighted to be the only UK operator to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 enabled with 4G from launch.

“When paired with our unique superfast 4G network, customers really will be able to make the most from the powerhouse performance the Samsung Galaxy S4 provides – utilising its capabilities to the maximum.”

Although pricing details remain under wraps, we expect EE’s 4G pay monthly tariffs to start from £36 a month on a two-year term. Initially, though, you will probably need to pay an upfront fee for the handset itself.

Of course, buyers who pick up the handset from EE can also expect to receive an array of incentives and perks, such as access to EE film, 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Wednesday and the option to get EE Fibre Broadband from just £5.

Stay tuned as we bring you more Galaxy S4 release and pricing information in the days and weeks to come.

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