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Samsung Galaxy S5 priced cheaper than its predecessor

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Samsung Galaxy S5 priced cheaper than its predecessor
How about that. Based on reports out of Korea, all of those rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S5 being priced cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4 have turned out to be true. According to Korean media, Samsung's new flagship Android phone will be priced at 800 Won ($744 USD). The original launch price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was 890 Won ($827 USD).

Samsung was able to add a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner and IP67 certification while cutting the price. We wonder if the newer model will also provide the Korean manufacturer with better margins. One Samsung spokesman in Korea said that adding the new features while lowering the price, provides a price-performance ratio that is "expected for customer satisfaction".

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is expected to launch April 11th in 150 countries. In the U.S., we expect to see carriers offer the phone for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. T-Mobile, which doesn't offer subsidized phones, will ask for a down payment with monthly installment payments due.

source: ZDNetKorea (translated) via GSMArena

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posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:08 3

1. papss (unregistered)


While expensive this is great news for anyone purchasing the S5. I'd be curious how cheap it will be in the US.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:10 5

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


$600 or $649.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:13

7. papss (unregistered)


Let us see how the price stacks up to the HTC. I think they both will try to stay close to one another in this area.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:14

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


GS5 here in Finland: €699 (=$962). Pre-order price, though, might drop down after while. And Finland is F-ing expensive.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:17 2

12. papss (unregistered)


I could never buy a phone with prices like that.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:25 1

16. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


958$ for it in sweden, and its about standard price for any new high-end smartphone :p.

for me it feels lika a normal price, and 600$ seems cheap as Sh*t

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:28 1

17. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Hahaha...CHEAP, in Greece it costs €749 (=$1030) same price as the iPhone 5s..

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:33 1

23. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


1.154$ in sweden ;) iphone that is

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:45 4

25. sip1995 (Posts: 1594; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


ouch....that's expensive.But you have different salaries there and you don't have economical crisis....

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:49 1

27. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


True :p, sorry to hear that :/

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 13:58 1

44. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Child play, please turn that money into pound. £1154.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 15:27 1

53. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


The 5s is unlocked for 549 in the uk :p thats cheap

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 21:17

60. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You should wait till April 11 to see if that is the official price.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 10:34

67. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


just go onto apples own site for the UK.. it's going to be cheaper in stores i guess..

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 23:04

61. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


$967.99 in India

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 00:14 2

62. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


From where did you get that figure?
I was planning to buy but I'd rather keep both my kidneys.

posted on 21 Mar 2014, 08:39

65. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


AT&T already announced a pre order for $199 on contract.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:10 8

2. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I'm very unimpressed with this phone...

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:30 5

21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I'm only unimpressed because my Note 3 set the bar high. I like what HTC is doing and I can't wait to get confirmation on the LG G3. I'm not tied to just one brand. I just want the best phone experience.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 14:27 7

46. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Only the Note 4 can surpass the Note 3

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:53 7

30. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Get A Life

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 16:10

55. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Who dat?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 18:49

58. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


yeah, cheap my ass. LG G2 is cheaper & better

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:10 6

3. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


I still wouldn't buy Band Aid S5 even if it was half price it's just so Ugly.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:11 20

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yet you come to the article and troll. Make sense.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:21 7

13. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Makes perfect sense to call a spade a spade. A phone that adds very little to the previous generation and clearly demonstrates Samsung is getting complacent and taking their loyal customers to the dry cleaners.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:28 14

18. maherk (Posts: 4069; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


adds very little? Snapdragon 600 to 801, 2600 mah to 2800 mah, 13mp to 16Mp, 5" to 5.1" screen, fingerprint scanner, ip67, usb 3.0, lighter UI, download booster, latest radios technology, and I won't go to mention the extra functionalities added in the software. You don't like it, easy, stop clicking on the S5's damn articles

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:29 3

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1542; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Their strategy was always by adding as much crap, gimmicks, features as possible to a cheap looking, cheap to build phone in a hope some of that crap will become mainstream. So far beside making a phablet category it has not created or revolutionised anything and thats why they are hoping that heart rate thingy thats completely useless the way its used and positioned it will somehow succeed so others will copy them.

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:47 5

26. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Dear beloved nokia/apple/orwhateverandroidwannabebrandssupporte​r .. Features that others cant or want to add to their smartphones.. think large screens effective multitasking smart watch S-pen... etc and the S series set the bar high for android we all know that.. and no it was no desire line or a farty forgotten htc hero that did .., if it's cheap whatever .. why is it premium priced and selling 10 times the competition? while the so-called premium phones with the same price tag cant even sell?

posted on 20 Mar 2014, 12:52 8

29. maherk (Posts: 4069; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


stop crying over another Company's success. I am one of those who admits that the HtC and Apple's design is better than Samsung, but just like me, the millions who bought the s2, S3, S4, and all the Notes, don't give a damn about aluminum, they want a phone that has the best features out there, a phone that won't be affected by the weather, a phone that has a good network coverage all the time, and a phone that has the versatility the Galaxy phones offer with their swappable batteries, micro sd card, and the ability to change the battery door to my own liking with the thousands of customized battery doors on ebay. You, and most of the trolls here need to realize, that after 4 years going with the same strategy, and with all your nagging about how ugly Samsung phones are, yet they are the number one in the android market.

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