Samsung Galaxy S5 Available for Pre-Order on AT&T Tomorrow (Mar. 21)


Those waiting to get their hands on Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone won’t have to wait much longer. AT&T has just announced it will start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 on March 21 at and AT&T stores. You can get the S5 for $199 with a two-year plan or $25 a month with AT&T’s Next 18 early-upgrade package, and the devices are expected to ship early April.

Samsung made waves when it announced the eagerly anticipated follow-up to its popular S4 in February. The Galaxy S5 packs an iPhone 5s-like fingerprint scanner on its home button, but also offers a built-in heart rate monitor and a sharper 16-MP rear camera. With a redesigned S Health app, the heart rate monitor (on the back of the phone) makes the phone a great companion for fitness nuts. 

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Fans of larger screens will also love the S5’s brilliant 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080p display. Thanks to a 2.5-GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU backed by 2GB of RAM , the S5 will likely offer speedy Android 4.4.2 KitKat performance. Getting the S5 on AT&T’s solid 4G LTE network will provide decent mobile browsing speeds too, although the carrier came in third place on our 4G showdown in Manhattan

Alongside the Galaxy S5, AT&T will also offer pre-orders of Samsung’s smartwatches Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and fitness band Gear Fit. The Gear 2 will sell for $299, while the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will cost $199. All the above are expected to ship in early April as well.

via TheNextWeb

Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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