Samsung Galaxy S5 price for India was finally revealed today, a few weeks after the Korea-based company officially introduced its flagship phone for 2014. The handset will become available for purchase on the Indian market starting April 11, along with the new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit wearables that also got their pricing.
Even though Samsung didn’t reveal the exact Galaxy S5 price, the company gave a price range of between Rs. 51,000-53,000 ($850-880). It seems that, on the Indian market, the Galaxy S5 will be powered by an octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, not by the quad-core Snapdragon 801 unit that will be available on most Western markets.
As I was mentioning above, Samsung also revealed the pricing for the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit smart wearables. The Gear 2 is the most expensive one having a price tag of Rs. 21,900 ($363), while both the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit arrive at Rs. 15,900 ($265).
For those of you unaware, the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Exynos 5 Octa processor (Snapdragon 801 in the US and other Western markets), 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of native storage expandable through microSD cards up to 128 GB, 2 MP secondary camera, 16 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and 4K video recording, plus a 2,800 mAh battery.
Connectivity-wise, the Galaxy S5 arrives with 4G LTE (market dependent) WiFi, NFC, IR blaster, and microUSB 3.0. It also has a heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor, while running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box with the latest version of TouchWiz UI. Among the new TouchWiz features you’ll find Selective Focus (allows you to choose the focus point after a picture is taken), Download Booster (combines WiFi and LTE to improve download speeds), PayPal mobile payments using the fingerprint sensor, and Ultra Power Saving mode (promises 24 hours of autonomy with only 10% battery).