Mar 22 2014, 1:13pm CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
Samsung announced its latest flagship smart phone Galaxy S5 last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 specs include: 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display screen that boasts 2560 x 1440 resolution, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal memory extendable up to 64GB via a microSD card, 5MP front camera and a 16MP camera at rear end with improved camera features.
S5 will also have a fingerprint scanner and black-and-white ultra-low power saving mode. It also has IP67 water resistance capabilities and an improved S Health app. And it will possess an integrated heart rate monitor to measure fitness activities.
AT&T is the first US carrier that has started taking pre-orders of the all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 from March 21st. You can now pre-order Samsung's flagship Android smart phone both in-store and online. AT&T offers an on-contract Samsung Galaxy S5 at the retail price of $200 with a two year contract. And the full retail price is $649.99 without any contract.
Meawhile, AT&T Next customers can grab the latest Galaxy S5 for $32.50/month for a year or $25 per month for 18 months. And AT&T will also give a discount of $50 to those customers who buy Samsung's new $299 Galaxy Gear 2 or $199 Gear 2 Neo smart watch along with Galaxy 5.
On the other hand, T-Mobile is willing to go all the way to $0 for Samsung Galaxy S5. It is offering new Samsung Galaxy S5 for no upfront amount but with 24 equal monthly payments of $27.50. It means that Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost you a total of $660 in two years but without any upfront costs. T-Mobile will start taking pre-orders of the new Galaxy S5 from Monday, March 24th. And those customers who will book their S5 smart phones by March 31st will surely get their smart phones on the first day of launch (April 11th).
Sprint also went to $0 for the new S5. Yesterday, it also announced pricing and availability details about its version of Samsung Galaxy S5. Sprint is not taking pre-orders like T-Mobile and AT&T. This US carrier will start selling Galaxy S5 when it will hit stores on April 11th. However, Sprint announced that it will also sell S5 for no money but with a two year contract.
Customers can buy Samsung’s latest Galaxy phone on April 11th for $27.09 per month using Sprint Easy Pay. They have to pay $27.09/month for the next 24 months. It means that S5 will cost you $650.16 at Sprint. And Sprint will also give a gift comprising a free Galaxy Tab 3 with a two-year data contract to those who buy Galaxy S5 using Sprint Easy Pay.
Verizon has also announced that it will carry the Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 smart phone. But the company has yet not revealed any pricing and availability details about the device.
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