Samsung Galaxy S5 price and release date

Well, there you have it! The Samsung Galaxy S5 is no longer a mystery. At least for the most part. But there are still blank spots to the equation, and this is the type of stuff that bugs us in our very core. Two such great examples are price and release date. And more specifically, just when is Samsung planning on letting us have their new toy, and how much will the guilty pleasure cost us? Information is still scarce, especially in terms of price, but we're not without a map -- we at least know where we're going in terms of availability.

As it stands, Samsung has committed to a simultaneous global release of gargantuan scale. Circle April 11, folks, for that's when the world's largest manufacturer is saying it'll bring its new devices (among which the Galaxy S5) to some 150 countries worldwide. Woah! As you can imagine, all the major retailers and pretty much every major carrier in the world will be lining up for their respective allocation of Galaxy S5 units, but here's a list of venues/telecoms that have been confirmed, at least in the US:


Pending confirmation:

  • U.S. Cellular



We now finally have a good indication of the kind of pricing that we can expect to see attached to the Samsung Galaxy S5, thanks to the now numerous listings from different e-tailers. As it turns out, the pre-order price is hovering around the €650-€700 bracket in Europe. The Galaxy S5 is going to be carrier subsidized like always, and we expect to see Samsung's latest to command a $199 tag on a two-year commitment.

It's important to note that Samsung has also officially announced a lengthy list of pre-loaded apps and subscriptions that will come with your Galaxy S5. Apparently, the estimated worth of the gift bundle is a whopping $500, though that's not the first time we've seen Sammy pony up for some extra appeal. Among the freebies are six months of paid subscription to the Wall Street Journal, a year-long subscription to Bloomberg's Businessweek+, along with 50GB of free storage with Box, and many others seen here.

More as we get it folks! Keep on checking back.

Last updated: 6/3/2014

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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)



1. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

No hater,but I really dont care,fully disappointed

10. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

So far flagships disappointing. I think all new one will continue that trend

17. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

from HTC fan +1

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All flagships tend to be over priced. But its the consumers that still want them. I just wish they would have made the S5 have a 64 bit chip. Considering it has everything else in it including the kitchen sink. I like the fact that it has a usb 3.0 host port, just like the note 3. I like that fact that all Samsung flagships come with a barometer and temperature sensors, so I have built in altimeter and temperature guages for when I go in my ultralight. Not to mention the S5 now comes water resistant. It has the same FHD 1080p display like the S4 and HTC one. I am glad they didn't put a 2560x1440 resolution display on this phone. It would just suck more GPU and battery life out of the phone. I don't think I will use the heart rate monitor on the phone personally, but its nice to know that its there.

15. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

hmm i dont know what the companies are doing.. kinda everyone keeps his design.. LG - chek Iphone - check HTC - check Sony - check nokia - check what the hell.. kinda arranged

16. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

and i was wondering why the heck they are presenting his flagshipphone in a other event. would it be that cool the choosed to unpack on a seperat day... sorry for my bad english xD


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Correction: iPhone - check, check, check, check, check and iCheck!

34. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Put your flamesuit on dude. lol Sheep are coming I'd imagine.

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If you guys wanna buy high end Samsung then buy note 3.

38. techguymatt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

anyone over seas want on for less then $1500 email me at kicksoe@g

2. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Fail. 2013 Specs for $100 more in 2013.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

which other phone has better or 2014 specs?

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Note 3 has 3gb of RAM and one 2014 Lumia has more megapixels. GS5 is pretty damn 2014 specs.

33. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I still regret getting the Samsung Fascinate back in the day. paid $300 for that crap only to find out 3 days later that there will be no software updates to it. That was unsettling as I had massive issues with it (battery would MELT in 1.5 hours. I ended up connecting my ipod touch to it to use as a phone as to not drain the battery as fast as well as a better experience) also would crash NONSTOP, and if I'd press power button it would take screenshots instead. Had no way of turning it off, no fixes to the issues, no updates. All around, samdung was the sh*t-stain on my undies that year.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

So you are letting one phone you bought ruin it for you? In that case, I hate Motorola for the Motorola Devour I hate HTC for the Thunderbolt. I hate LG for the Nitro.

3. technomichael

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

i highly doubt it will have a $300 price tag

7. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Agreed, didn't the S4 come out at $199? I have a hard time believing that they are going to price it more than the 16 GB iPhone 5S.

37. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

I'm not a fanboy I have never owned an iphone but I think Samsung's biggest mistake is they think they are on the same level of playing field as apple. while apple has created a healthy ecosystem that fosters developers, the only thing that Samsung has going for them are gimmicky features and phones with decent hardware and bigger screens. They seem to be forgetting the fact that there are thousands of other smartphone manufactures that are selling their phones at sub $100 that run the same os and capable of running most if not all apps available in the Play store. if Samsung don't up their games, release cheaper phones, improve their deisign or get out of the smartphone race entirely and focus on new technology. they would soon share the same as HTC

4. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

R.I.P Samsung Galaxy S5, worst spec than my current Note 3 with the most awful design in touch flagship phone!

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Ummm, the Note 3 is a bigger phone - TouchWiz requires an extra gig of RAM - really, a solidly built Android device only needs 2 GB RAM - see NEXUS 5...

31. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

you dont even own a Samsung ..

35. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

A terrible comparison from a supposed Note 3 user.

5. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

$299.99 on contract? I highly doubt it.. The last two iterations have seen a $199.99/2 year agreement type of deal, so in light of what Samsung is offering this go around, I can't see that changing.

6. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

If the price is $600 is not expensive, I thought it would be over $800. Not that I like this phone but only I ask, how safe is this information?

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Whoa... Well, I'm wonder what the idiots yelling "durr I phone iz moar expensv then other phons" will say about this price. $299.99 is just... lol.

12. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

samsung is like.."yall think i'm gonna give yall MFs a new design and top notch specs every 12 month yall MFs better think again.... yall dont complain wen that fruity company just add a different color to there lineup... yall buy 10million of that phone after the first weekend..... right now am focus on tizen b**tches"

14. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

What a speech

13. goldy

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

wait for preimum s5

18. Yaldabaoth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

US Cellular has confirmed April. Source: their official Facebook page.

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

well we aready know that the pending for verizon is because a delay of the logo that will be slapped on the s5 forehead or back.

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