So at MWC 2014, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 and suggested that it would be seeing a release in April. Unfortunately Samsung did not mention anything about the phone’s price which isn’t too surprising given that there will probably be different prices for different markets, not to mention carriers will have their own prices too based on their subsidies.
However thanks to a report from the Korean media, they are once again reiterating the rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be priced cheaper than the competition upon its launch. Heck, they even went as far as suggesting that the Galaxy S5 might even be priced even lower than the Galaxy S4 at launch back in 2013!
While this is good news for those who might be planning on buying the phone outright, we’re not sure if carriers will offer up a lower price too, or if they might be sticking with their $200 on-contract price. According to Samsung, they stated that the official pricing will be revealed once they have consulted with carriers which unfortunately does not tell us much.
If anything it seems that phones this year will be matched closer than ever in terms of hardware, so it really boils down to the features that the phone offers, and we guess price would play a big role too in affecting a customer’s decision. Either way we guess we will have to wait and find out, but what do you guys think? Will Samsung really price the Galaxy S5 lower than the competition, and more importantly, why? Is it so its rumored QHD model will seem more premium by comparison?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|