During the unveiling at MWC last month, Samsung had announced that come April 11, the Galaxy S5 will be made available in 150 countries worldwide. We may be a month away from the official date, but the flagship device is already on sale on Saholic for Rs 45,500 (spotted by SamMobile). In fact, Saholic is also promising to deliver the device by March 8 and will pay Rs 50 for every day it delays the delivery.
The pricing is on par with what Samsung generally offers its latest flagship at. This is actually a bit surprising as reports arising post the unveiling suggested that the Galaxy S5 would be cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S4 at the time of their launch. You can also opt for an EMI scheme on the Galaxy S5, wherein you need to pay Rs 2,839 per month.
To recap on the specifications, the Galaxy S5 flaunts a 5.1-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and paired with 2GB of RAM. Other features include a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,800mAh battery. Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and on the software front, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. The device is water resistant and also includes extra features like a fingerprint scanner on the home button and a heart-rate monitor.
You can watch our hands-on video of the Galaxy S5 from when we got to spend some time with the device at MWC.