So the Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone official, but the main question is when can you get it and for how much? Well, we’re not sure about the latter as yet, but those residing in the US ought to be pleased knowing that the smartphone will be headed stateside next month. The phone will go on sale though major carriers such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon as well as MetroPCS and US Cellular.
Registration pages have gone live on all carriers, while some are even offering promotions to get potential buyers to pre-register. T-Mobile notes that you can win the Samsung Galaxy S5 for free along with an S-View Flip cover, while Sprint is also offering the same or a $100 Visa gift card. Even MetroPCS has joined in and will provide a lucky winner with 3 months of free service along with the new Galaxy flagship.
US Cellular, on the other hand, has announced that pre-sales will commence soon. While everyone was expecting the Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with a 64-bit processor and a 2K display, the handset showed up with the latest Snapdragon 801 SOC and a 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen instead.
On the bright side, the company has fitted a fingerprint reader into the home button and a 16MP camera on the rear that can record videos in 2K resolution. A second model was spotted today on Samsung’s official blog with an octa core processor clocked at 2.1GHz, but no other information was provided.
The main specifications can be found below:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 5.1-inch 1080p HD touchscreen
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 16MP rear camera
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB/32GB storage options
– 2800mAh battery
Samsung also notes that the Galaxy S5 will be available in the US through Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, RadioShack and target amongst other retailers. As mentioned above, price details are yet to be announced.