Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in India; pre-orders to start soo


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Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma

New Delhi: Even as the entire world is expecting the roll out of the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, the company has launched the latest version of its flagship smartphone at an event in Delhi on Thursday.

Pre-order for the phone will start soon. Though the company has not revealed the price of the phone as yet, online news reports say that the phone will be available between Rs 50,000 and Rs 53,000.

Samsung Electronics had unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone at the annual Mobile World Congress technology trade show in Barcelona, Spain last month. The company had then said that it will roll out the S5 globally on April 11.

The South Korean Electronics manufacturer has launched the phone in the country fifteen days before its global roll-out. Although gadget enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the gadget on April 11 when the phone releases.

The Galaxy S5 has a slightly bigger screen than its predecessor, at 5.1 inches compared with 5 inches, improved camera technology and better protection against water and dust, Samsung said.

It also has a fingerprint scanner on the home button, which rival Apple introduced in the iPhone 5S last year. The function can be used to protect data and provide security credentials in a swipe.