Samsung Galaxy S5 Price Revealed; Cost Less than Galaxy S4

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By Rohit KVN | March 21, 2014 5:39 PM EST

Samsung's 2014 marquee smartphone Galaxy S5 price has been reportedly revealed ahead of the official global release on 11 April.

Technology blog, ZDNet has claimed that the new Galaxy S5 will be priced 800,000 Won (around ₹45,150/$739) in South Korea, almost 90,000 Won less than its predecessor's price tag (890,000 Won- 50,200/$822) during its early launch last year.

However, the price structure of Galaxy S5 will not remain same in all markets due to difference in currency value and the additional local taxes. With Indian currency value standing close to ₹61 against $1, it will be hard for Samsung to sell Galaxy S5 below 2012 model's price (₹41,500), but the company is reported to sell the device with competitive price tag, so that it can give stiff challenge to new flagships devices such as Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One successor which are also slated to hit the market soon. 

One of the American network carriers has announced to sell the Samsung's new smartphone for under $650 (unlocked). AT&T has opened the pre-order window for USA consumers on Friday (21 March) to book Galaxy S5 and its compatible devices Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

The company is offering the phone with two year contract for $199.99 (₹12,215) and unlocked model is priced $649.99 (around ₹39,700), whereas the second generation Gear smartwatch is for $299 (around ₹18,260) and its economic variant Gear 2 Neo for $199 (around ₹12,150). The fitness band Gear Fit will have a price tag of $199 (around ₹12,150) as well.

Key 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

Processor

2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU

(chipset: MSM8974AC)

GPU

Adreno 330

RAM

2GB

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, 4K video recording 

Front: 2.1-megapixel camera with full HD video recording

Battery

2800 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode

Talk 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

Key Specifications of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo:

Model

Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Display

1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with 320x320p resolutions

OS/ interface

Tizen based wearable platform

Processor

1.0GHz dual-core processor

RAM

512MB RAM

Memory

4GB

Camera

Gear 2: 2.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature

Gear 2 Neo: Not available

Battery

300 mAh;

Normal usage: 2-3 days

Low usage: up to 6 days

Fitness features

Heart Rate sensor, Pedometer, Sleep & Stress app (needs to be downloaded separately), Exercise (with Standalone mode and Companion mode)

Add-ons

Bluetooth call, Camera, Notification (SMS, E-Mail, Apps), dust and water resistant IP67 certifications, Noise cancellation, media controller, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Dust and water resistant IP67 certifications, Noise cancellation

Dimensions

Gear 2: 36.9 x 58.4 x 10.0 mm

Gear 2 Neo: 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0 mm

Weight

Gear 2: 68 g

Gear 2 Neo: 55 g

Colors (Changeable straps)

Gear 2: Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange

Gear 2 Neo: Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange

Key Specifications of Samsung Gear Fit:

Model

Samsung Gear Fit

Display

1.84 curved Super AMOLED screen with 432x128p resolutions

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyro, HeartRate

Applications

Pedometer, Exercise app, HeartRate monitor, sleep, Stopwatch, Timer, Notifications (SNS, Call,E-mail, Apps), schedule, Smart Relay, Media Control

Add-ons

IP67 dust and water resistant, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, Changeable strap

Battery

210 mAh;

Typical usage: 3 to 4 days

Low usage: close to 5 days

Dimensions

23.4 x 57.4 x 11.95 mm

Weight

27g

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New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones are seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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