The company’s latest flagship, Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled on Feb. 28th at the World Mobile Congress 2014, and soon after several UK carriers announced that they would be offering the device upon its release in the month of April. Samsung UK has announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 will be available starting from March 28th.
Carriers and retailers such as EE, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U and Three have already opened pre-registration for the Samsung Galaxy S5. The actual sales of this device will begin from April 11th across the world. There is still no word of how much the device will cost, but we can expect it to be in line with other premium devices – with a SIM-free version likely to cost £500 – £600.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said – We wanted to give our customers in the UK the chance to get their hands on the next generation of our Galaxy S smartphone as soon as possible by giving them the option to pre-order. With the Galaxy S5, we’ve very much focused on the features that our customers want and will use the most on a day to day basis, and look forward to hearing what they think when they get their new device.
While all these things are going on the flagship sales will suffer on the launch day in its home country South Korea as two of the top telecom operators there will not be able to sell the Smat phone. All telecom operators in the country are penalized for breaching local laws for subsiding phones more than the set standards. This will be sad news for the company as well as the local people who want to get this device. More over this ban will be effective on all Smart phones not only on Samsung Galaxy S5.
This ban will be effective for various periods from March 13th to 19th May so the launch day of the Samsung flagship will also go dry in Korea, However the LG U+ telecom operator will be able to sell the device on the launch but even it is banned from April 27th to May 18th. Stay tuned for more information and updates.