Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders start on March 28 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders start on March 28 in the UK
Samsung today announced that its brand new Galaxy S5 smartphone will be available to pre-order in the UK starting March 28 via “selected retailers, Samsung’s e-store and the Stratford Westfield Experience Store.” Pricing details have not been revealed. Samsung also re-confirmed that the handset will be launched globally on April 11 - which means that British customers have two weeks ahead to pre-order it.

At the moment, there’s no info on when Galaxy S5 pre-orders will officially start in other markets. But it’s probably safe to assume that this will happen pretty soon.

Announced at MWC 2014 last month, the Galaxy S5 introduced two features that until now haven’t been available on a Samsung smartphone: Fingerprint Scanner and a heart rate monitor. It also improves on some of the specs of last year’s Galaxy S4, coming with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and a 16MP rear camera. The new handset sports a 5.1-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. You should check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on for more details.



Fifth generation Galaxy device available from selected retailers, Samsung e-store and Stratford Westfield Experience Store 

12 March, 2014, London, UK – Samsung Electronics has today announced that customers in the UK can pre-order the new Galaxy S5 from selected retailers, Samsung’s e-store and the Stratford Westfield Experience Store from Friday 28th March.

The Galaxy S5 has an advanced camera, the fastest network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features. With a 16 megapixel camera, the device also has the world’s fastest autofocus speed and advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR).

The Galaxy S5 has the most advanced LTE experience and Wi-Fi performance available today, so you can enjoy blazing fast data speeds. Plus, for an even faster connection, the Galaxy S5 also features Download Booster, a Wi-Fi technology designed to boost data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously.

The new Galaxy S5 also offers tools to help you stay fit and well, including a comprehensive personal fitness tracker, a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor. In addition, the IP67 dust and water resistant device has a Finger Scanner, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless mobile payment experience.

“We wanted to give our customers in the UK the chance to get their hands on the next generation of our Galaxy S smartphone as soon as possible by giving them the option to pre-order,” said Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “With the Galaxy S5, we’ve very much focused on the features that our customers want and will use the most on a day to day basis, and look forward to hearing what they think when they get their new device.”

The Galaxy S5 will be available globally through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and carriers on April 11. To pre-order, visit: http://store.samsung.com/uk

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Galaxy S5
  • 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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11 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Hope it fails badly so that samsung makes a fresh start with their design of both hardware and software...cos it kinda looks like samsung is starting to think that people will buy anything as long as its made by them...

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

It cant fail. in worst case scenario it will have same sales as S4. Samsungs marketing machine is so vast, so much money that it just cant fail. Maybe next year they might see a small bit of decline. Maybe.

3. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

i know but im so darn bored...its getting worse than the iphone....atleast iphone changed the interface...and even when they hadnt...atleast it didnt look like it was an unfinished product....and build quality....seriously...samsungs are worse than any...all look the same...and they have a LOT....they dont even distinguish their flagships......all they keep doing is changing back cover patterns...:|

4. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This is also the reason why i like HTC...they keep changing one or the other looking for something better...and im just baffled that people buy samsung over HTC...they even tried to improve the camera...even if it might not have been received as they planned...but atleast they try...my next phone will definitely be an HTC...i regret taking samsung everytime i think about it..

5. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I share your bafflement

7. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Thanks...but some people dont seem to get it...u know they'l look around posts acting as neutrals but defending brands they want to succeed...acting like losers themselves while calling the same to others so that they look better. You seem sensible enough to understand what i was trying to say..

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Typical hater, get yourself checked with a good psychologist. You hate so much that, you even comment in this article even though you have no interest in this. And I am sure you will reply my comment, just to prove my point that you are a typical loser we see everyday.

8. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

No not a typical hater, can you understand why an iphone user would switch to another brand after a few years when they realise that the design doesn't change year on year. He is just asking why samsung users don't jump ship even though the design doesn't change year on year.

9. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Well not exactly...but i dont hate samsung...i actually liked samsung and thats y i bought samsung...its just that i want them to do better....but it just looks like they wont do that until something substantial happens against them....i'd buy samsung again if they bettered the build quality and changed and refined the ui... i luv their customer service..even though i havent called them for my mobile but generally i do like it....but some people judge too early..its like you cant even state your opinion here anymore without someone mocking you for having a view

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The hating has begun albeit stupidly

11. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not a pretty phone at all, but cases hide pretty phones anyway. So for me it's all about capability... of which this is a very capable device.

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