Consumer electronics giant, Samsung had officially launched the Galaxy S5 at a press event in New Delhi on 27 March, and said that the exact price of the device will be revealed during 11 April releas. However, a popular smartphone vendor has now disclosed the flagship smartphone's final price.
Mumbai based smartphone retailer, Mahesh Telecom has claimed that the MRP (Maximum Retail Price) of Samsung Galaxy S5 is ₹54,300 with MOP (Maximum Offering Price) being ₹51,000. Also as a limited offer, the shop owner has promised to give away the phone for ₹49,990 in addition to 20-percent cash-back offer for Citibank card users. (Offer valid only between 11-13 April)
— Manish Khatri (@MAHESHTELECOM) April 7, 2014
To further corroborate the news, NDTV Gadgets independently confirmed with Samsung that the new Galaxy S5 will cost ₹51,500 under 'Best Buy' option.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is all set to hit stores on Friday across India and 149 other global markets, and can be booked online for ₹1500 at the company's official eStore. The smartphone's marquee features include finger-print sensor (on home button), water-and-dust resistant body (IP67 certifications), heart-rate monitor (below camera module), download boaster, fifth generation Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2x2)) faster wireless data transfer, 0.3-second superfast auto-focus camera feature, and a 2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode, which can run the phone for 390 hours under standby mode.
In India, Galaxy S5 will ship with Samsung's in-house built Exynos Octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core), unlike international variant (with Snapdragon 801 series chipset), and the smartphone does not support 4G-LTE network.
(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S5:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S5|
|Display||5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution having pixel density of 440 plus ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with new TouchWiz UI|
|Processor||In India, it will be packing Octa-core Exynos Processor (1.9GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quad-core )International variant: 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU (chipset: MSM8974AC)|
|Storage capacity||16GB/32GB , expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card|
|Camera||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with HDR, fast (0.3-second) auto-focus (world's fastest), 4K video recording Front: 2.1-megapixel camera with full HD video recording|
|Battery||2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving ModeTalk time: up to 21 hours
Standby mode: 390 hours
|Network||LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2x2)), Bluetooth v4.0 BLE/ANT+, NFC, IR Remote|
|Add-ons||Water-proof and dust-resistant IP67 certification, finger print based biometric technology, Kids mode, Private mode, Download booster, S Health v3.0,|
|Dimensions||142.5 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm|
|Colors||Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold|