With three weeks until launch, the official Samsung Galaxy S5 price remains elusive, though rumour has it the South Koreans are aiming to undercut the year-ago price of the Galaxy S4.
Here we have “confirmation” of that notion, with a couple of specific figures to compare and contrast.
We’re told that the “factory price” of the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in at 800,000 won, compared to the original 890,000 won asking price for the Galaxy S4.
Plonking those figures into Google, that’s roughly £499 versus £449 – a saving of £50 (for the mathematically challenged).
Of course, that’s specific to Korea, so it remains to be seen if similar pricing will come into effect across the globe.
In the US, at least, Samsung Galaxy S5 buyers will receive a whopping $600-worth of freebies.
In any case, the Samsung Galaxy S5 offers a 5.1in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, KitKat Android 4.4.2, IP67-certified resistance to dust and water, a fingerprint scanner housed in the Home button, and a heart rate monitor below the rear camera.
The global Samsung Galaxy S5 release date remains April 11, despite rumours of production delays.