How much will the Galaxy S5 cost? That has been a big question for all of us, though we’ve mostly just assumed that it will be priced similarly to the Galaxy S4 at launch – about $199 with a new two-year contract. Now, Three U.K. is shedding some more light on how much you’ll need to plop down for Samsung’s new flagship.
According to Engadget, Three U.K. will sell the Galaxy S5 for £69 down plus a new plan. The carrier has a few options available, and the most affordable will set you back £38 per month and provides 2GB of data. Another option will cost £44 per month but provides unlimited data, text messaging and calls and a 2GB allotment of data for Wi-Fi hotspot usage. We’re guessing that’s the price for the 16GB model; if Three carries the 32GB option that’s going to cost you a bit more. According to Android Central, the carrier will also sell the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit for £199.
Three’s pricing is very competitive, at least considering that the exchange rate for £69 down would mean about $114 down in the United States. We don’t see that happening here. Samsung and its carrier partners are no doubt going to position this as a premium flagship device with a price that a high-end device commands. The Korea-based phone maker has promised an April launch though has not yet announced U.S. pricing details or a specific launch date. With fresh news that the All New HTC One may launch immediately on March 25, Samsung should start to fill everyone in on when we can expect to buy a Galaxy S5.