Samsung Galaxy S5 priced cheaper than its predecessor

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

Related phones

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)
Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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67 Comments

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.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$600 or $649.

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.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

12. papss unregistered

I could never buy a phone with prices like that.

16. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

23. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

1.154$ in sweden ;) iphone that is

25. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

27. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

True :p, sorry to hear that :/

44. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

53. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

60. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

67. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

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

61. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

$967.99 in India

62. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

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

65. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I'm very unimpressed with this phone...

21. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

46. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Only the Note 4 can surpass the Note 3

30. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Get A Life

55. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Who dat?

58. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

3. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

18. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 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

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

26. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 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?

29. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 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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