Days after being unveiled at UNPACKED event during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 is expected for pre-orders early next week. The Gear 2 model and the Gear Fit, along with the Galaxy S5, can be preregistered from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and Radio Shack.
Despite the many criticisms received in early days after the official announcement, the success of the Galaxy S5 seems ensured as T-Mobile has picked up 100,000+ pre-registrations in first two days. In related news, T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert tweeted: “100,000+ pre-registrations in 2 days is a new record at @TMobile #GalaxyS5 !!”
Although, pre-registrations aren’t pre-orders, but it shows how the fifth-gen of Samsung Galaxy S lineup has been viral, and the launch of the phone will be big, according to Mike.
In the meantime, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone up for preorders in the UK with a price tag of £599.99, thanks to the online retailer Clove. But then again, it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Samsung yet and maybe we won’t have to pay such insane pricing for the phone when it launches on April 11.
For a recap, Samsung will launch the S5 in 150 countries in 16GB and 32GB models. In key hardware specifications, the phone includes a 5.1-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a quad-core 2.8GHz Snapdragon 801 chip, 16MP camera with the fastest autofocus and advanced HDR, and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Furthermore, it also includes a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor, support for the fifth-gen Wi-Fi, 2×2 MIMO, and 4G LTE in addition to Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
This huge interest in the upcoming product could also result in a lower price in the United States compared to other markets. Rumor has it that the Galaxy S5 will be retailed at $550-600 without contract and $200-250 with a standard 2-year subscription.
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