Several retailers have started taking pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S5, as well as the Gear family of smartwatches, with the global preview going on in many regions as well.
Now, if you’re residing in India waiting for the handset to hit retail, there’s a piece of good news for you. Samsung India has announced a launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in India, which will hit retail from April 11th. Interested customers can pre-order the device from Samsung India website by paying Rs. 1,500 as the pre-order cost.
As far as the price is concerned, it will hit retail between Rs. 51,000 ($850) and Rs. 53,000 ($885) which is a pretty hefty price tag if you ask me. The handset price is around $649.99 in the US for off-contract.
“The Galaxy S5 is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation. Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S5 has been created to maximize consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability and an iconic design,” said Vineet Taneja, country head, IT & mobile division at Samsung India.
For those of you who need a refresher, Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with a 5.1-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage with a microSD card slot, 16MP camera, 2,600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Samsung has also launched the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit in India, which will hit retail in the country on April 11th as well. Gear 2 will cost Rs. 21,000 ($350) while the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will come with a Rs. 15,900 ($265) price tag. This also means that these gadgets will not be easy on your wallet.
So who’s getting the new gadgets from Samsung next month?
Source: Times of India
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