The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally officially available on the company’s eStore for India at a price of Rs 51,500, which is Rs 10,000 higher than the launch price of the Galaxy S4. The company had announced the phone a few weeks ago, however had mentioned to put it up on sale globally from April 11, i.e today.
Those who had already pre-booked the phone for Rs 1,500 will now have to deposit the rest of the amount to avail the 20 percent cashback offer. Also Read - NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter uses same chip as Samsung Galaxy S5, OnePlus One
To give a quick recap on the specifications, the Galaxy S5 flaunts a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by an Exynos 5 octa-core SoC with 1.9GHz A15 quad-core and 1.3GHz A7 quad-core processors coupled with 2GB of RAM, and sports a 4k-video ready 16-megapixel camera. In addition to that it is water resistant and comes with an iPhone 5S like fingerprint scanner, and a heartbeat monitor. Rest of the features include 16GB of internal memory with external memory support for up to 64GB, a 2-megapixel front camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with an overhauled TouchWiz UI. On the connectivity front, the Indian variant does not get 4G-LTE support, however has all the other standard connectivity options. Also Read - Samsung rolls out Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S5 users in India
At this price and with these features, the Galaxy S5 will compete against the likes of the yet to be launched Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One (M8). Also Read - Flipkart Brand Day: From Galaxy S5 to Galaxy Note 4, get up to Rs 7,000 off on Samsung smartphones