The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available for purchase online and in Verizon Wireless Stores starting May 23.

According to a Verizon PR rep, their Samsung Galaxy S4 launch has been moved up to May 23. Previously scheduled for May 30, this is exciting news for Big Red customers who were beginning to feel left out of the GS4 party.

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Verizon is accepting pre-orders for the phone which is priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a signed two-year pact. If you order online, shipping is free.

The Galaxy S 4 introduces new photo features like Dual Shot, paired with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to take professional looking photographs. Dual Shot allows the use of both the rear and front facing cameras at the same time and lets phone users to include themselves in pictures or videos.

Customers can choose between two color models, Black Mist or White Frost.