Samsung Galaxy S5 spotted for pre-order in India


Samsung had unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the next iteration in the Galaxy series, the Galaxy S5, just a few days ago and it had been announced that the phone would be available in the market starting April 11th 2014 in more than 150 countries.

However, as surprising as it may sound, the phone has been spotted on an Indian e-commerce website and that too with a price tag and a month ahead of the actual scheduled launch date.

An Indian online retailer with the name Saholic, has listed the Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, for sale, i.e., preorder and the 16GB variant of the device is priced at INR 45,500 ($735). However, it is mentioned that the product will only be delivered to the consumers after 7th of March.

Moreover, the website has also mentioned that buyers would also receive a small fee of INR 50 for each day of delay after the delivery date that has been guaranteed. It is a very bold claim by this online retailer considering the fact that most retailers have not even starting taking pre-orders yet.

The price tag of $735 (INR 45,500 approx.) for the 16GB variant of the Galaxy S5 is even cheaper that the pre-order listings in Europe and Germany.

SamMobile reports that Samsung would definitely keep a lower price for its Galaxy S5 in sensitive markets like India so that it can compete with other manufacturers. For example, the LTE version of the LG G2 costs INR 46000 in the Indian market which comes to be about $745.