US telecos reveal pricing, availability details for Galaxy S5, Gear devices
Update: Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular also announce availability and pricing details for Galaxy S5 and Gear devices
In addition to AT&T, three other telecom operators have revealed pricing and availability Galaxy S5 and Gear devices.
Talking about Sprint first:
With Sprint Easy Pay, buyers can purchase Samsung Galaxy S5 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. It will also offer Samsung Gear Fit for $199.99, Samsung Gear 2 Neo for $199.99 and Samsung Gear 2 for $299.99. It devices go on sale beginning April 11, you can however reserve your unit now.
T-Mobile is also offering Galaxy S5 for zero down (and 24 monthly payments). Pre-orders begin on March 24 with availability on April 11. There is no word if it will sell Gear devices.
Lastly, US Cellular will sell the phone for $199.99 with a two year agreement or at $649.99 without contract. It will also provide a $50 Google Play promotional code for customers pre-ordering the device online. Pre-orders are now open and availability is set for April 11. No word on pricing for Gear devices.
Earlier: US telecom operator AT&T has announced that the consumers can now pre-order the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone or Gear wearables. These devices will be available for pre-order at att.com and AT&T stores and shipping will begin in early-April.
The Galaxy S5 has been priced at $199.99 on a two-year plan, from $25 per month on AT&T Next, or $649.99 without contract, while Gear 2 is available for $299, Gear 2 Neo for $199 and the Gear Fit for $199. AT&T has also noted that if you purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5 from an AT&T company-owned retail store or att.com, you can get $50 off the purchase of a Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo.
“AT&T continues to grow its leading device line and is proud to add the Samsung Galaxy S5 to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. The Gear products are a great addition to our already strong lineup of wearable devices that meet your needs while on-the-go. Pair the Samsung Galaxy S 5 with Gear wearables for a great value that you can take anywhere and fits your lifestyle,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president — Devices, AT&T.
Samsung Galaxy S5
- Colours: Charcoal Black and Shimmery White
- Display: 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display
- Memory: 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage with microSD support up to 128GB
- Cameras: 16MP rear camera, 2MP front
- OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Processor: 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
- Battery: 2,800 mAh
- Size: 72.5 x 142 x 8.1mm
- Weight: 145g
- Others: Built-in fingerprint sensor, Heart Rate Sensor