Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit India, Other Models in the Works

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The citizens of India will now be able to stay in touch using the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung announced last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, on March 28. The phone won’t actually hit the shelves until April 11, but those interested can begin to pre-order the phones on the 28th.

The Galaxy S5 is bigger, thicker and more durable than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. It features a 5.1-inch display, along with rear and front-facing cameras and the ability to capture ultra-HD videos at 30 frames per second.

And similar to the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy 5S has a fingerprint scanner on its home button. It is also dust and dirt resistant, and can hold up in about three feet of water for 30 seconds.

Purchasing this sophisticated phone will cost you. The Samsung is listed at around 51,500 rupees, or about $833. However, CitiBank Credit Card users may be able to get 15 percent cash back.

Along with selling this model in India, Samsung has been busy creating new versions of the phone, or at least that’s what the rumors say. A Galaxy S5 Active, a more rugged model of the Galaxy S4, is said to be in the works. However, it is unknown when it will be released or how much it will cost.

The company is also expected to launch two additional S5 models, including a smaller Galaxy S5 mini and a Galaxy S5 Zoom handset that will offer more advanced camera features. However, the company has not confirmed they are in fact planning to sell these products.

The company did dispel rumors it is working on a high-end luxury version of the S5, that was rumored to feature a metal body and 2K resolution display.

Image via Samsung Galaxy S5, Twitter

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