Samsung Galaxy S5
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.Picture taken on February 23.Reuters/Albert Gea

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)

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)
GPU Adreno 330
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
Weight 145 g
Colors Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold
Price ₹51,500