Samsung Galaxy S5 in India at Rs 51,500, now to see how it fares

All eyes on what the final price tag of Samsung's flagship phone will be in India

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: April 12, 2014 8:34 am
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India from April and will be priced above Rs 51,000. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India today Rs 51,000.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will hit stores in India today and has been priced at Rs 51,500. The company had initiated pre-orders a couple of weeks back itself.

During the launch late in March, the company had not announced a selling price and instead chose to place it in a price bracket of between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000. With the US Dollar more or less stable since, the price has been held at Rs 51,500.

The only problem here is that even this price tag could be a bit too steep for a lot of aspiring buyers. However, Samsung is sure that it will be able to offer a cheaper alternative within its product range for people who are unable to afford the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Incidentally, the phone launched in India is not powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and hence would not be a 4G phone. The version being launched in India is powered by an octo-core processor combo (quad 1.9 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz) which seems to be similar to the Exynos 5 processors on the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note Pro 12.2-inch tablet.

s5 Lisa Haydon with Samsung India country head Vineet Taneja

The company will also make available the new Galaxy Gear range and Gear Fit band along with the Samsung Galaxy S5. It is expected that a lot of people might opt for the combo. The Gear 2 is priced at Rs 21,900, while the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are more affordable with a Rs 15,900 price tag. It has also opened up these devices to almost the entire Galaxy range, of which there are 35 million users in India. Earlier, the Gear devices synced only with a handful of top-end Galaxy phones.

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  1. A
    Apr 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm
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      Manu Presannakumar
      Apr 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm
      The Indian variant S5 is based on the Exynos 5420 processor (1.9 Ghz 1.3 Ghz )the same chip set is found on Note 3. In fact the w design of the S5 is based on the Note 3.
      1. K
        Apr 12, 2014 at 5:54 am
        It's much cheaper get in uae. 2699 for 4g and 2599 AED for 3g.. that's around 43k rs for the same device that you get in India..