Galaxy S5 price shaping up to be around €650 in Europe, before carrier subsidies
A couple of preorder pages, and leaks from local retailers, peg the price of Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship to be in the ballpark of EUR 650, before any carrier subsidies. The handset is up for preorder on a Dutch vendor's website already, priced EUR 652 for the black 16 GB version.
Another report, allegedly from carrier insiders, comes from Bulgaria, and they claim it will cost the equivalent of EUR 664 there, free from any contract shackles. Amazon has the S5 preorders quite a bit higher - in Germany and Italy, the S5 goes for €699, and we already saw the outrageous early adopter price for Samsung's flagship on Amazon Spain.
Still, these prices are in line with most flagship handset launches in Europe so far, so evidently the rumors for a cheaper Galaxy S5 might not materialize. For instance, preorders for the Xperia Z2 are already up on the Old Continent, too, and it seems to be ranging from EUR 599 on Amazon Germany, to 550 pounds sterling in the UK.
These are all preorder prices, so the final tag might be slightly lower, but we wouldn't hold our breath now for the Galaxy S5 to come much cheaper, than previous Galaxy S line models at launch.