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Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: Just one week left till launch

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Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date is now just one week away, with the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship phone to hit UK retailers on April 11.

Having been formally unveiled a little under six weeks ago, the wait to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 follow-on is almost over. The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date will be held alongside the launch of the newly confirmed Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear Fit.

On April 11 we will launch these great products in almost 150 countries,” Jean-Daniel Ayme, Samsung’s Vice President of European Telecommunication Operations announced during the phone’s formal unveiling back at MWC.

Although Samsung has yet to announce an official Samsung Galaxy S5 price, the phone has started cropping up on retailer's online stores priced from £579.95 on a SIM-free basis.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

Arguably the most eagerly awaited handset of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was first shown off at MWC 2014.

Moving to a 5.1-inch display, the plastic bodied handset is powered by a new 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and runs 2GB of RAM.

With an integrated fingerprint scanner and rear-mounted heart rate monitor, the Samsung Galaxy S5 specs sheet is further bolstered by a 16-megapixel rear-mounted camera and 2-megapixel forward-facing snapper. The phone will launch in four colour schemes, black, white, blue and gold.

Running Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat OS and Samsung’s newly finished TouchWiz UI, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features list sees a 28oomAh Lithium-battery promise a 10 hour LTE browsing battery life.

The phone lines up at 8.1mm thick and 145g in weight and will be available in 16GB or 32GB storage options.

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February 25, 2014, 12:18 pm

Hmmm 32GB, would that be the same as the 32GB S4 that never arrived in the UK......so you're left with probably around 8GB of usable space like the S4. I'm praying HTC include an SD Slot on their new flagship.....


April 4, 2014, 6:15 pm

I've read that it has 10GB free space. I pre-ordered my S5 yesterday with a high speed 32GB Micro SD Card. I don't know why, but my old S3 has been my favourite phone.

My phone history is:

iPhone 3GS - Gave away after 18 months due to iOS 4 update reset the phone during every call.

LG Windows Phone 7 - Sold after 12 months as I wanted something new.

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Gave to my girlfriend after 12 months as wanted higher res screen.

HTC One - Sold after 5 months due to rubbish camera. The screen and speakers were superb, but my trip to Cuba consisted of lots of photos with blown out skies. The photos on my old Galaxy S3 were superb. I also preferred Touchwiz to Sense 5.0.

Nexus 5 - Getting rid after 3 months due to terrible call quality. I love the phone, but the Mic only works if I hold it in front of my mouth. I'm fed up of my friends saying I sound muffled.

...Just waiting for my Galaxy S5. Hopefully this will be my last phone for the next 12 months :-)

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