Samsung Galaxy S5 coming to India on March 27?

The Galaxy S5 has a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor, at 5.1 inches.

By Reema Sharma | Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014, 10:58 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma

New Delhi: Even as the entire world is expecting the roll out of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, news reports are indicating that the flagship smartphone by Samsung will come to India on March 27.

Samsung Electronics unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone at the annual Mobile World Congress technology trade show in Barcelona, Spain last month.

The company had then said that it will roll out the S5 globally on April 11, without disclosing the pricing details.

However, an Indian news website has claimed that the South Korean Electronics manufacturer will launch the phone in the country fifteen days before its global roll-out. Although gadget enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the gadget on April 11. Pre-order for the phone will also start from April 11.

The speculations on early launch of the phone has been fuelled by Samsung's has official media invitation for the event on Thursday.

The Galaxy S5 has a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor, at 5.1 inches compared with 5 inches, improved camera technology and better protection against water and dust, Samsung said.

It also has a fingerprint scanner on the home button, which rival Apple introduced in the iPhone 5S last year. The function can be used to protect data and provide security credentials in a swipe.