Samsung Galaxy S5 gets a price drop, available now for Rs. 46,450

While the HTC M8 is all set to hit the stores in India, Samsung’s latest flagship device  Galaxy S5 has seen a price drop by a couple of thousands.

Galaxy S5

Samsung had originally announced the Galaxy S5 smartphone at the MWC earlier this year.  The phone made its India debut on April 11,  with an official launching price of Rs. 51,500. Now the tech giant Samsung seems to slash the price to entice more buyers, before the war to begun, in the high end smartphone space.  But the Galaxy S5 is getting a price drop on some online retailers only, while the phone is still retailed with the same whopping price tag at Samsung India e-store.

Both the Flipkart and Snapdeal is offering the price drop for the device now. The interesting thing is that only the white version of the device is getting price cut, while the black and blue models remains the same.  Flipkart offers two color version of the device (Shimmery White for Rs. 46,450 and black for Rs. 50,499), while the Snapdeal offers three color options ( Shimmery White for Rs. 46,450, Charcoal black for Rs. 50,999 and Electric blue for Rs.51,099).

We do expect further price drops in the coming weeks and it seems like that the phone price will settle around Rs. 43,000-44,000.

To remind you, Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Octa Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16 MP rear camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Touch Wiz UI.

There was an out cry about the phone being over priced  even when it was launched. The current price drop within days of the official availability shows that the Samsung had got the pricing wrong. Another reason could be the launch of the HTC One M8 in the country. Incidentally the date of Samsung Galaxy S5 price drop and the HTC One M8 launch date overlaps. HTC One M8 got officially launched in the country yesterday for Rs. 49,900.

Both phones have similar features and specifications. Here are the key specifications of both the devices for a quick comparison.

Phone Samsung Galaxy S5 HTC One M8
Price Rs. 51000, current price after drop is Rs. 46,450 for white phone Rs.49,900
Display 5.1 inch Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080p full HD 5 inch 1920 x 1080p full HD
CPU Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 2.3 GHz Quad-core( in US/ EMEA)/ 2.5 GHz (Asia) Krait 400
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330
OS Android OS, v4.4.2 Kitkat Android OS, v4.4.2 Kitkat
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
ROM 16 GB, microSD up to 128 GB 16 GB/32 GB, micro SD up to 128 GB
Connectivity 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, NFC 2G, 3G, 4G LTE WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB, NFC
Camera-rear 16 MP, 4k video recording @ 30fps 4 Ultra pixel dual camera with dual mode dual LED flash
Camera-front 2 MP 1080p video recording @ 30fps 5 MP, 1080p video recording @30 fps
Battery 2800 mAh Li-ion 2600 mAh Li-polymer

 

Also see the full specifications comparison of Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

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