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

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.

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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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