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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000

March 28, 2014 08:33 IST

Image: Galaxy S5 handsets will be available in India from April 5.
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Samsung Electronics will launch the fifth generation of its flagship Galaxy S handset, the S5, from April 11 in India.

The handset based on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February. 

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000

Image: Samsung has sold around 3.5 Galaxy devices in India so far.
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Pre-bookings for the device will start on March 29. The handset will be priced from Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000.

The company said it has sold 3.5 crore Galaxy devices, including smartphones and tablets, in India so far.           

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000

Image: Samsung will offer EMI facility to buyers of its Galaxy S5 model.
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Samsung also launched three wearable devices, Gear 2, priced at Rs 21,900, and the Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo, costing Rs 15,900 each. 

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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Asked if the S5 pricing was slightly on the higher side, Samsung India Country Head (IT and mobile division) Vineet Taneja said people wouldn't mind paying for a quality product.

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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The company will offer customers buyback and EMI schemes. "Our financing  options make the device really affordable," Taneja said.

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000

Image: New Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone (L), Gear 2 smartwatch (C) and Gear Fit fitness band are displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014.
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Taneja said, "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.” 

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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The Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 1920p) display, similar to predecessor Galaxy S4, and is powered by an octa-core processor and 2GB RAM.    

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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The device has 16 GB of internal storage, expandable to 128 GB. 

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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It features a 16 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front-facing camera as well as a 2800mAh battery.

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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Like Apple's iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5 features a finger scanner to offer users a secure, biometric screen-locking feature and a safe mobile payment experience.

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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The device comes with S Health, a personal fitness tracker.

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Samsung to unveil stunning S5 in India at Rs 51,000


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On 4G devices, Taneja said the company is waiting for a 4G network to develop  before introducing more products.

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