There are no plans to bring a newly announced Galaxy S4 variant to South Africa anytime soon.
Google announced that it would be launching a Galaxy S4 equipped with the vanilla version of the Android platform at its I/O Conference.
The variant, which will retail for $649, will support LTE on T-Mobile and AT&T's network.
Several manufacturers of Android devices, such Samsung, Sony and HTC, often choose to add their own theme and user-interface to the platform. The Galaxy S4, for instance, is equipped with the TouchWiz interface by default.
However, Samsung South Africa has told iafrica.com that there aren't any plans to bring the variant to local shores.
"We currently have no plans for a Vanilla Android S4 for the SA market," said Dr. Michelle Potgieter, Head of Corporate Marketing and Communications, Samsung Electronics South Africa.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 in South Africa on 27 April 2013, with an LTE version also expected in the coming weeks.