AT&T reveals Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear wearable pre-order and pricing infoAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
We're getting close to April and the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, and so it should come as no surprise that the U.S. launch and pricing details for all of Sammy's new devices are starting to flow in.
AT&T announced today that it'll begin accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 tomorrow, March 21, with units expected to begin shipping in early April. AT&T's pricing for the new Galaxy flagship is set at $199.99 with a two-year contract, $25 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12. Consumers can also purchase AT&T's Galaxy S5 at its full retail price of $649.99. AT&T plans to offer the Galaxy S5 in both Charcoal Black and Shimmery White.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch 1080p display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot with support for cards up to 128GB in size and a 2800mAh battery. Most flagship smartphones released nowadays come in at a price of $200 on contract and around $600 or $700 without, so it's no surprise to see the GS5 carrying those prices on AT&T. We'll have to wait for the other U.S. carriers to announce their launch plans for the GS5, but don't be shocked if those operators reveal pricing similar to AT&T's.
Also kicking off tomorrow are AT&T's pre-sales for the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. Also expected to begin shipping in early April, pricing for the three wearables is set at $299, $199 and $199, respectively. AT&T will also be running a promo from March 21 through June 5 that'll knock $50 off the price of a Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo when either unit is purchased alongside a Galaxy S5.