AT&T Like-New Samsung Galaxy S4, free on contract

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Straight from the wireless carrier's mouth, so the speak: AT&T is offering customers a chance to get a "like-new" Samsung Galaxy S4 device for free, on contract.

The deal is available here. AT&T says the device -- a black mist Samsung Galaxy S4 -- is certified to be in like-new condition.

AT&T, apparently, is not waiving activation fees, though. The free pricing requires a new two-year contract. This is a web-only deal.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is this year's flagship Samsung device. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 recently received an upgrade to Android 4.3. The device shipped with Android 4.2.2.

With a 5-inch 1920x1080 HD Super AMOLED display, the device easily devices the PPI specification of the iPhone 5s (320ppi vs. 441 ppi). It sports a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm MDM9215 + APQ8064T processor. The device also has a 13MP rear-facing camera with 4x digital zoom and a 2MP front-facing camera.

One of the more interesting camera features allows users to combine photos and video from front and rear cameras -- both of them -- into one.image.

This model has 16GB of internal storage, but be warned: that's without taking into account the storage used by Samsung add-on apps.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 supports microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC cards up to 64GB in size. It also sports a 2600 mAh battery.

Here is how AT&T describes a like-new device:

AT&T Certified Like-New Device
An independently tested and reconditioned pre-owned phone with a 90-day warranty. Good as new and good for the environment.

Wikipedia says:

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics. First unveiled on March 13, 2013 at Samsung Mobile Unpacked in New York City, it is a successor to the Galaxy S III which maintains a similar design, but with upgraded hardware and an increased focus on software features that take advantage of its hardware capabilities—such as the ability to detect when a finger is hovered over the screen, and expanded eye tracking functionality (which includes scrolling). A hardware variant of the S4 also became the first ever smartphone to support the emerging LTE Advanced mobile network standard.

The S4 was made available in late April 2013 on 327 carriers in 155 countries. Upon its release, it became the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung's history; the company sold 20 million S4 units worldwide in the two months following the device's launch. Samsung has since sold more than 40 million units.