Samsung Galaxy S5
New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaReuters / Albert Gea

The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S5 was recently put up for pre-orders in India on Saholic, an online store owned by Spice Group, but it has been pulled down, casting doubt on its arrival in the country.

The online store also claimed that Samsung Galaxy S5 (16GB) would cost ₹45,500 (around $735) in India, which is cheaper than in the western countries by more than ₹10,000. The update also contradicts earlier reports that the device would cost less than Galaxy S4, which was launched in India at ₹41,500 (16GB variant) in April last year.

Several online stores in the west have put up Samsung's flagship smarphone for pre-orders but it hasn't been opened in India so far (after pre-order was pulled down on Saholic), casting doubts if the device will hit India shores when it is released on 11 April in 150 countries.

Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order was put up in Romania on Orange for €249 (aproximately $342 / ₹21073) with two years contract and €699 (aproximately $960 / ₹59158) without contract and unlocked.

Samsung's official Russian site has also put up the newly launched device on pre-order for 29900 rubles (approximately $829) and only white and black variants are available, according to SamMobile.

The South Korean giant's flagship smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, having pixel density of 440ppi. It runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS and is powered by 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (32-bit architecture) series processor.

The device has features like fingerprint sensor for secured unlocking of the screen and safe mobile payment, water and dust-resistant certifications, camera with fast autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds, advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR), and fifth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO with Download Booster.

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