Late February, when Samsung officially introduced their flagship smartphone for 2014, the Galaxy S5, the company’s representatives revealed that the new handset will debut globally on April 11. Today’s the day, so if you haven’t pre-ordered one yet, you can buy one starting today.
Even though the Galaxy S5 is already available for purchase in South Korea for a while and some UK Samsung Experience stores allowed the customers who pre-loaded the device to pick them up yesterday evening, the handset was launched on most markets today morning. Samsung notes in the official press release that the Galaxy S5 is now on the shleves of more than 150 stores in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and most Asian markets.
Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung also launched its new smart wearables, the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit. The three devices are priced between $199 and $299.
On the US market, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is already available at the major carriers, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon selling it at $199 with a two-year contract attached.
If you plan to order the Galaxy S5 online, Amazon currently has the lowest price. Both the Sprint Galaxy S5 and the AT&T Galaxy S5 are available with a discount of $10, at $189. The online retailer is also selling the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit wearables at $299, $199, and $194, respectively.
As a refresher, the new Samsung flagship features a 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, microSD support up to 128 GB, 16 MP primary camera with 4K video recording capabilities, 2.1 MP secondary camera, LTE, WiFi, BT 4.0 Low Energy, NFC, IR blaster, microUSB 3.0, and a 2,800 mAh battery.
The S5 runs Android 4.4.2 customized with Samsung’s proprietary skin, TouchWiz UI. Did you get your Galaxy S5? Please let us know in comments.