Samsung offers 15% cashback to select Galaxy S5 buyers in India

Like many other countries, India (the world’s second largest mobile market) will get Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 later this week, on April 11. The new flagship smartphone can already be pre-ordered in India, and Samsung is trying to lure customers with a pretty nice 15% cashback offer.

The offer isn’t available to anyone, though, but only to customers owning a Citibank credit card. Moreover, according to Samsung, the offer “is valid only for transactions done on 11th, 12th & 13th April 2014, or till stocks last whichever is earlier and is subject to change without prior notice.”

The new Galaxy S5 is expected to cost at least $848 (51,000 INR) in India at launch, so the cashback offer would allow you to pay around $125 (7,650 INR) less.

This isn’t the first time when Samsung includes cashback offers with the purchase of its products in India. It did the same with some older Galaxy models last year.

Indian customers can pre-book a Galaxy S5 right away (for $25 - 1,500 INR) at the source link below, where official details about the 15% cashback offer are listed. Only the white and black versions of the new handset are available to pre-order, but we assume that the blue and gold ones will be released shortly after April 11.

Unfortunately, at the moment Samsung doesn't seem to offer cashback promos for customers in other markets.

source: Samsung India eStore via Samsung (Twitter)

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



16. Sivakrishnan

Posts: 6; Member since: May 15, 2012

great phone.. but too pricey..

15. varunrawal

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

of course they will give 15% no one wants to buy phone their pre order sales are so weak…according to a brand outlet store in mumbai they have only 5 pre orders since a week and the worst part is they demo the Snapdragon-801 variant(they don't let u run any sort of benchmark to know about the specification at the store but they will download candy crush) instead of the adonis octal core(its at the same frequency as the note 3) which is point blank fooling us and the best part is the demo variant has so many snags like the heart sensor never worked which they are apparently banking on…i have always loved samsung i am using a note 3 but this is gone out hands just coz samsung had gained market in india in these few years they think they can sell anything….i am sorry but u lost one of ur million client today very disappointed…

10. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

actually the octa core Processor is faster than snapdragon...... check gsmarena

11. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Sure it is faster. But its also heavy on the battery plus heats up faster than the SD version. Plus, they should start providing us the 4G version, as 4G is going to be rolled out soon. LG did it with their G2 and Apple with their iPhone 5s.

13. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

right, because you've used a phone that hasn't been released yet

14. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

No. But Exynos chip has been like that for now.

9. G7Knight

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

with that crappy exynos processor inside, I hope no one fell for this crap.

5. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

It is 20% if u pre-book and u have a city bank card.....and u will also get flip cover too

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, there is always a offer for flagships in India mostly with Sammy products.

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

No 51k rs would be ridiculous... Because s4 was released with 42k rs tag....isn't s5 ment to cheaper (not by much) than s4...atleast that's what I heard...

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It may be partly because of drastic drop in Indian Rupee against dollar during the year. Infact, on calculating its $850 dollar a year ago as well as per $55 rate

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yeah may be....but still other sanding devices are priced reasonably...

8. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yeah may be....but still other samsung devices are priced reasonably...

1. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

I'm starting to like this phone as the time passing by. I still hate the pathetic physical design though, but the stunning display, coupled with very good camera and fingerprint scanner, makes me wanna jump into Samsung's ship for the first time. It's going to be either this or Xperia Z2 for me.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm loving my Z2 :P but I'm sure that S5 will be even better device in term of spec. But the 20.7mp camera on Z2 is just stunning. I went from Nexus 4 to Z2 so it's a huge upgrade for me :P

17. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

xperia Z2 tops dxomark overall camera test and beats nokia Z2 is new KING

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