Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in India; price starts Rs 51,000
Zee Media Bureau/Rd. Alexander
New Delhi: South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Thursday launched its anticipated Galaxy S5 in India with a starting price of Rs 51,000 and said the flagship Galaxy S handset will be available in the market from April 11.
Unveiled at the World Mobile Congress 2014 in Barcelona in February, Samsung Galaxy S5 is based on Google's latest operating system, Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is waterproof and dust-proof.
Pre-booking for the Samsung smartphone starts March 29.
The price of Samsung Galaxy S5 has been fixed between Rs 51,000-Rs 53,000.
Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung also launched three wearable devices, Gear 2, priced at Rs 21,900, Gear Fit and Gear Neo 2, both priced at Rs 15,900.
Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in four colours - black, white, blue and gold.
The smartphone features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920p) display and is powered by an octa-core processor with 2GB RAM.
It has a 16GB internal memory that is expandable to 128GB via a microSD card. It also features a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 also features a finger scanner and S Health, a personal fitness tracker.
About the high pricing, Samsung India said people would not mind the pricing as long as they get quality for it.
"I think the Rs 50,000 barrier got broken when we launched the Galaxy Note 3, for which we have got a very good response. People are looking for value and for a quality product, they don't mind paying," Vineet Taneja, Samsung India Country Head (IT and mobile division) said.