Earlier this week, Samsung officially introduced the highly-anticipated Galaxy S5 during the Unpacked 5 event held in Barcelona. Even though the new Galaxy S flagship isn’t supposed to hit the market until April 11, certain European retailers have already revealed the pricing of the handset.
UK retailer Clove is already listing the 16 GB model of the Galaxy S5 as available for pre-order at £550 including VAT, also mentioning that both the white and black variants will be available starting April 11. On the the other, hand UK’s Unlockd-Mobiles has set the price at £549.98. They are also accepting pre-orders, saying that the white, black, and blue models are expected to hit their warehouses April 10 and shipped to the customers the following day. As you’ve probably guessed we are talking about the unlocked models.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 price has also popped up on Amazon Germany and Amazon Spain websites. The two European divisions of the US retailer have listed the 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S5 at €699 and €729 respectively. Just like Clove and Unlcokd-Mobiles, both Amazon Germany and Amazon Spain are accepting pre-orders for the device.
As I was mentioning above, the Galaxy S5 isn’t supposed to hit the market sooner than April 11, when it will be made available for purchase on over 150 markets. Anyway, the prices above might change once the smartphone debuts officially.
In case you missed this week’s news, I’ll remind that the S5 boasts about a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, WiFi MIMO, LTE, 16 MP rear-facing camera with 4K video recording support, hear rate monitor, fingerprint sensor, 2,800 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat customized with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
As usual, the Korean phone maker squeezed a lot of software features under the hood of their new smartphone. It now comes with an Ultra Battery Saving Mode that promises 24 hours of extra usage with only 10% of battery, Selective Focus (which allows the user to change the focus point after a picture was taken), Private Mode that helps you hide certain apps and files, Kids Mode, and many other such goodies. The finger print sensor located on the home button of the device can be used to unlock the terminal, make mobile payments via PayPal, or activate/deactivate Private Mode.