The Korean smartphone manufacturer launched its long-awaited Galaxy S5 on the 24th of February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with the company announcing the official roll-out of the device in 150 countries, starting with April 11. But that didn’t stop one particular Indian online retailer Saholic to reportedly list the Galaxy S5 online at the price tag of Rs.45,500 ($730/€530) for the 16GB version. The Indian retailer claims to start shipping the phone after being purchased online, starting with March 7, with a free delivery.
This might be a very daring think to do on the Indian retailer`s behalf, since no carrier out there in Europe nor in the US or the rest of the world have started rolling out the device. Also, the online purchase process is unlikely to happen, since the clicking on the buy button will show that the phone is out of stock. More than that, Saholic also promises to pay Rs. 50 ($0.8) each day for those users which receive their device with a delay.
Another interesting fact to state, is that the price that the retailer is putting on the Galaxy S5, which is a considerably higher-end device than other devices sold in India, like the LTE version of the LG G2, a price of $730, is too low compared to other retailers, from Germany, UK or Spain for instance, which release the device for purchase at the price of $1,000 (€730).
To be a reminder, the Samsung smartphone manufacturer released the Galaxy S5 with some specs worthy of a high-end device, like a 5.1-inch touchscreen with full HD resolution, which is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.
More than that, the device runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat with new features set for its TouchWiz UI, and plus more other important software features. But perhaps, one of the most expected features of the device, is its rear 16-megapixel camera with 4K recording mode and autofocus, hooked on a front 2-megapixel camera for advanced video calls.
All those are simply enhanced at a strong 2800mAh battery that can uphold long web-browsing and other connectivity capabilities.
Saying this, it will remain to be seen if the Galaxy S5 will indeed be available in India online at the price listed above. What do you think on this strange and particular news!? Don’t forget to write! Cheers!