Samsung fans eager to get their hands on the Galaxy S5 users will be able to start preordering the phone from AT&T starting tomorrow.
The big blue carrier plans to have pre-orders for Samsung’s new flagship handset starting at $199.99 (about £121.09/AUS $221.09) with a two-year service contract. AT&T didn’t post an exact date on when the Galaxy S5 will begin to be in stock at its brick-and-mortar stores, but web pre-orders will start shipping out in April.
Alternatively AT&T customers can pick up the smartphone for $25 (about £15/AU$27) per month for 18 months with AT&T Next or 12 monthly installments of $32.50 (about £19.67/AU$35.92).
The full retail price for the device with no commitment is $649.99 (about £393.56/AU$718.57).
We got our hands-on with the Galaxy S5 back at MWC 2014 and the phone was a quiet overall upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S4. The new Galaxy S5 features a slightly larger 5.1-inch 1920×1080 HD Super AMOLED screen.
Inside the phone is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad core processor paired with 2 GB RAM and 16 GBs internal storage. Slotting in a microSD card will expand the memory with 128 more gigabytes and the phone comes running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Samsung typical new little additions to the Galaxy phone also include a fingerprint sensor embedded into the screen and a built-in activity-tracking app called S Health.
On the back there’s a 16-megapixel sensor paired with an improved phase detection autofocus system, which finds focus detecting if the light coming through the lens is in phase.
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