Pre-order pricing suggests no price cut for the Samsung Galaxy S5

Pre-order pricing suggests no price cut for the Samsung Galaxy S5
Amid talk that the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S5 might launch at a lower price than the Samsung Galaxy S4 at its launch, U.K. retailer Clove posted its pre-order price for the phone. The 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 is priced at £499.99 ($838 USD) or £599.99 ($1005 USD) after tax. Amazon Spain is asking €730 ($1009 USD) for the same exact phone.

This pricing is actually higher than the launch price for the Samsung Galaxy S4, which was $650 to $700 globally. The latest build of Sammy's flagship Android device will launch in 150 countries on April 11th.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming to market with some major changes to the prior model. The phone caries IP67 certification and is waterproof. It also features a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and includes a heart rate monitor.


source: SamMobile via BGR

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  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Here in Argentina it will be priced like us$1500

22. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

1500?? that is just insane. Samsung is insane. I wonder where their arrogance comes from. Are they actually expecting higher sales than the GS4 with that price? At first I thought the phone was decent due to their lower pricing compared to all the gimmicks they put in but now its just stupid. And yet they will sell millions... They seriously need a lesson.

23. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If there is a premium, imagine what the price would be like LOL. HEY SAM GO HOME.

36. criticism

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Similar things were said about iPhone 5s, but the sales was unbelievable! I think these companies know how to attract people by mess

58. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Let me ask you something can i get any other phones with iOS other than the iPhone? In android world samsung is replaceable thats what happen with HTC. Slowly but sure there is many people start to "shift" from samsung to other manufacturers just like me from GS2 to Z1 Compact.

59. SamDroid unregistered

Thats not Samsung's pricing. Its just early-bird stock being taken advantage of. Later on it will be priced around $750 or maybe even $650

32. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

samEsung FTW!

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Then you should go for Z2 or next HTC

43. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

So many noobs... This is PREORDER PRICE. When all the hype and attention is focused on the S5 are you really suprised retailers are trying to rip you off? Only the dumb will buy at this price.

60. SamDroid unregistered

Ikr? People should know this by now

44. techaman unregistered

$1500 please tell me no one will pay that, if only all the people got together over there and said no and did not buy any then apple would be forced to drop price. an apple phone is not worth a third of that

45. techaman unregistered

and samsung sorry forgot to add them in if apple is worth 500 the gs5 is worth 300 since its no big upgrade.

53. techguymatt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

if you are from overseas & have paypal and dont want to pay $1500 please e-mail me i will buy them outright and charge you less from the us! matthew_epstein@live.com

55. techguymatt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

if you are from overseas & have paypal and dont want to pay $1500 please e-mail me i will buy them outright and charge you less from the us! matthew_epstein@live.com

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

well done samsung. you couldnt have done any better!

15. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

No FM radio. ... It s a shame considering Sony htc and LG do offer it for sure. Why samsung why u didn't listen to your customers?

18. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Because the majority of the people they surveyed didn't give a damn about an FM radio

24. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yes. majority in the states. But international countries esp. in Asia, we still listen to the radio. even nowadays cars still keep it.

39. MrTzr unregistered

Well, there are still plenty of people who like to have an FM radio. But luckily you can check if your heart is still working instead...

47. techaman unregistered

yeah but you have to stand still not talk and hold your finger on it for 7 sec hell you may aswell hold your breath upps am dead nooooooooo biggest gimmick of all since all the gear and fitbits and other things of the world have heart rate monitor whos gonna pull out there phone for that.

21. HASHTAG unregistered

FM radio is going downhill, IMO. So repetitive, though I like some of the talk shows. I can't even remember the last time I listened to music on FM radio. Whenever I drive my car, I just hook up my phone and use my Spotify playlist.

46. techaman unregistered

well if you watched the show they listened to the coshuma, hahaha just the wrong ones.

31. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

well they'll do better especially when they'll introduce some 20 variants of the galaxy s5! just wait!

3. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I can buy a macbook with that!!! Not worth it in my opinion.

6. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Not really. The cheapest MacBook Air is £849.

14. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Macbook Air is around $1000 in my area. lol. I'd just get a gaming rig that could play all AAA game titles!

48. techaman unregistered

950 in usa

13. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

You can't buy a macbook with that is what I'm saying. MacBooks are still more expensive.

38. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Not saying macs are less expensive . All I'm saying for a S4 with a makeover for more than 1000$ it's insane. It's made out of plastic it's led the iphone look like a mid range phone compared to that!!! And yeah macbooks are expensive but they will last you for awhile that's why getting one. Samsung is effective buy apples selling method:P

51. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Why would anybody want a Macbook?

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