The first cuts: Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone now down to £580

Expansys has announced that it has cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone down to £580, a price that includes free delivery. The device is set to be shipped towards the end of the month and the online retailer is also offering a bundle that includes a car kit, a memory card and a screen protector for £20 extra.

The phone, which Samsung describes as a life companion, is a massive step up its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. It has a much faster quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz with Adreno 320 GPU.

There’s also 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 5in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel Super AMOLED display with the third generation Corning Gorilla Glass.

Other features include the ability to use both the front facing 2-megapixel camera and the rear 13-megapixel one at the same time, Drama Shot, Story Album, Sound and Shot, a dedicated Samsung Hub, Group Play, Air View, S Heatlh, S Planner, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S4, from the very beginning until the launch (and beyond), including the rumours, the rehashed reports, the disappointments and the expectations. You can also read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 here.