Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule

01 April, 2014 | Comments (36) | Post your comment

Tags: Samsung, Android

SK Telecom has launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 on March 27 in South Korea, way ahead of the official April 11 release date. There is a very good reason for the carrier to do so - it has an upcoming 45 day ban of acquiring new customers starting April 5. So, the Galaxy S5 is out there already and many are trying to get their hands on a unit.

It appears that quite a few retailers have managed to buy contract-free Galaxy S5 units from South Korea and bring them stateside. You can find the flagship at WElectronics for $900, while various sellers have it listed on Amazon starting $820.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is already available on pre-order worldwide from popular carriers and retailers and will launch officially on April 11. We suggest you to stay away from overpriced imported units, but if you desperately need to have one today, now you know there is a way.

In other news Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit smart wearables are now available for purchase in the UK. We found only one retailer selling the black flavors of those, while other popular sellers have them listed as coming soon. We guess with the Galaxy S5 release upon us, the Gear lineup will be launching soon everywhere.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 hits the US ahead of schedule - reader comments

  • Dave

16 or 32 gigs?

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  • 2014-04-02 12:07
  • PUhf
  • Angry Mobile Nerd

Maybe the hardware is the same in the Optimus G, but I know most korean flagship models put out by LG and Samsung have a slightly different hardware configuration (DMB tuner, SoC, memory card slow VS no memory card slot) and therefore you're stuck wi...

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  • 2014-04-02 11:01
  • bExY
  • han

True!

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  • 2014-04-02 08:44
  • thdS