Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Value Edition is just like the original except costlier

GalaxyS4_value_edition More than a year after it announced the original Galaxy S4, Samsung has released the “Galaxy S4 Value edition” in certain regions of Europe. Rumors and leaks about the handset started appearing back in February, but for reasons unknown to us, Samsung decided to push back the handset’s release until today.

So, what’s the difference between the Galaxy S4 Value edition and the plain old Galaxy S4? Well, just about nothing.  The S4 Value edition has the exact same specs as the S4 including a Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.9GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP shooter and a 5-inch Super-AMOLED 1080p display. The only difference is that the handset comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, which is apparently enough of an upgrade for Samsung to release the nearly 14 months old Galaxy S4 under a new name.

While Samsung is only selling the Galaxy S4 Value edition in certain markets of Europe, it is actually retailing at a price higher than what the Galaxy S4 retailed for last year. Considering that the Galaxy S4 is also upgradeable to KitKat, the launch of its “Value edition” at a higher price makes absolutely no sense.