Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in India for Rs 51,500


Update: The official Samsung India store has begun selling the 16GB Galalxy S5 for Rs 51,500. Surprisingly, Flipkart is selling the 16GB Galalxy S5 unit for a tad expensive Rs 53,499.

 

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 that was launched last month, and expected for a price somewhere between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000, has finally hit store shelves in India. Though the official site still asks users to pre-book the device by paying a sum of Rs 1,500, the device is available at online retailers for a price of Rs 51,500.

 

Online retailers like InfibeamSnapdeal and Saholic have started selling the 16Gb Galaxy S5 for Rs 51,500 and promise to ship the device in 3-4 working days. Besides, it will also be available through brick and mortar stores. The Galaxy S5 was expected to be available in black, white, blue and gold colours, but it seems the gold hasn’t made it to online stores yet.

 

The S5 is an itinerant update over last year’s S4 and features a slightly bigger 5.1-inch display with the same Super AMOLED panel and 1080p resolution. Samsung has added a fingerprint scanner in the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back under the camera, which are two highlights of this phone. As a result of the waterproofing treatment, the phone has significantly larger bezels. In India, the device comes powered by an Exynos octa-core processor and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. Samsung has made changes in the processor as compared to the S4 and now the octa-core CPU can have all eight cores running at the same time.

 

Another area where Samsung claims great advancements is the camera. There’s a 16-megapixel main camera on the S5, armed with interesting editing options and several shooting modes, including selective focus.  Reviews floating the web claim that Samsung has done just enough to deliver another smartphone hit. Check out the Samsung Galaxy S5 on video and how it stacks up against its flagship competition. You can also check out what the tech critics are saying about the new Galaxy S5.


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