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Samsung Galaxy S5 price revealed by retailers as pre-orders begin

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The S5 price has been tipped close to the £600 mark

The Samsung Galaxy S5 price has been been officially revealed by retailers, as pre-orders for Samsung's 2014 flagship.

Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will be offering the Galaxy S5 for £579.95 SIM-free, or on 3G contracts from £42 with no up-front handset cost.

The UK retailer also added that "pre-registration figures for the new Samsung Galaxy S5 quickly eclipsed those recorded for last year's Samsung Galaxy S4."

Phones 4u has also revealed its Galaxy S5 pricing, undercutting Carphone Warehouse with a SIM-free price of £569.95. If you want it on a 4G contract, you'll need to spend £47 per month or more to bag yourself a free handset.

Like Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u added that pre-registrations for the Galaxy S5 rocketed to over five figures, even before pre-orders opened today.

Phones 4u is also offering a £50 Google Play voucher to anyone who pre-orders the Galaxy S5, and if you're in the first 1000 you'll get a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 as well.

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with a £580 SIM-free tag, so the Galaxy S5 pricing is a pretty good match to last year's model.

However, if you're debating between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 you might want to consider the pricing difference. The HTC One M8 is £549.99 at Carphone Warehouse and £529.99 at Phones 4u SIM-free, which is quite a bit cheaper than the S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

One of the most eagerly awaited gadgets of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a 5.1-inch powerhouse, with the phone’s 1920 x 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display lining up alongside a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.

Running Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat OS, the Samsung Galaxy S5 specs sheet is further enhanced by a 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera, 2GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner integrated within the handset’s physical home button.

Lining up at 8.1mm thick and with a sizeable 2800mAh Lithium-Ion battery in tow, the S5’s features list is rounded off by an IP67 certified water and dust resistant body that is set to be available in black, white, blue and gold colour schemes.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date has been officially set as April 11. The phone will land alongside the Samsung Gear Fit and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8

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