Samsung might have denied it slashed the price of the Galaxy S5 in India but the fact of the matter is that its flagship Android smartphone has received an unofficial price cut over the weekend. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available for as low as Rs 43,499 for the white version from third-party retailers while WS Retail, which is Flipkart’s own retail front, is selling it for Rs 44,942.
Officially, Samsung insisted earlier this week it had not slashed the price of the Galaxy S5 in India and it was still Rs 51,500, the same as the launch price. Yesterday, Samsung introduced a buyback scheme for the Galaxy S5 that offered a minimum of Rs 7,500 off if one exchanged an old smartphone and Rs 5,000 off if one brought in a feature phone. Under the scheme, the Galaxy S5 would be available at a lowest rate of Rs 44,000. Along with the buyback scheme, Samsung is also offering a voucher worth Rs 5,000 that could be redeemed against a purchase on Samsung India’s eStore.