A couple of weeks ago, the South Korea-phone maker introduced the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, a smartphone that received mixed reactions from the public. As we roamed around the forms and the comments sections of various websites we’ve seen that a large number of people was disappointed by the Galaxy S4 sequel, because, according to them, it didn’t bring any major software or hardware upgrades.
Despite the critiques, it seems like the Samsung Galaxy S5 might end-up breaking some sales records, as T-Mobile revealed on Twitter that more than 300,000 pre-registrations have been posted for Samsung’s handset. This means that more than 300,000 people have shown their interest in learning more about the new Sammy smartphone. Anyway, we are curious to see how many of these pre-registrations will transform into sales.
Anyway, you should note that we are talking about pre-registrations, not about pre-orders, meaning that only some of the 300,000 people might actually purchase the device. It’s also worth mentioning that the huge pre-registration number might be inflated by the fact that the registrants have the chance to win a free T-Mobile Galaxy S5.
Of course, there’s no doubt that this is a high number, mostly because T-Mobile is the smallest out of the four major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint). We would also like to see some pre-registration numbers from the other three big US carries, but this is pretty unlikely to happen.
If you’re wondering what drove 300,000 into registering for Galaxy S5 news, hear that the handset brings a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, microSD, WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, NFC, heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, and a 13 MP primary camera.
The handset is running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz interface that brings quite a few interesting features like the Ultra Power Saving Mode (that turns the display black and white and promises 24 hours of autonomy on 10% battery), Selective Focus (which allows the user to select the focus point after a picture was taken), Private Mode (which can be used to hide apps and photos – accessible using the fingerprint sensor), and PayPal certified mobile payments via fingerprint sensor.
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