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Why wait? You can buy Samsung’s Galaxy S5 in the U.S. right now

Published Apr 1st, 2014 11:24AM EDT
Galaxy S5 Release Date

Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S5 doesn’t officially launch until next Friday, but a number of eager retailers are getting a jump on the competition by selling the hotly anticipated handset right now. Several wireless carriers in South Korea began selling the Galaxy S5 last week in an effort to promote purchases ahead of an upcoming nationwide cell phone sales ban. Now, at least five third-party sellers on Amazon’s site in the United States have begun to sell the new flagship smartphone as well.

As noted by 9to5Google, unlocked Galaxy S5 units are now available for sale on Amazon. Prices start at $825 with no associated service contract, and all five sellers state in their listings that units ship within one to three days after orders are made. In other words, people who place orders on Tuesday could have the Galaxy S5 in their hands a week before the handset launches on April 11th.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 specs include a 5.1-inch full HD display, a quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, microSDXC support, a 16-megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner, a 2,800 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

BGR’s in-depth hands-on preview of the new Galaxy S5 can be found here.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.