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Verizon’s Galaxy S5 already half off from Amazon

Verizon Galaxy S5 Sale

Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone just debuted a few short days ago, but the device is already being sold at a big discount. Verizon Wireless’ version of the new flagship phone, which normally starts at $199.99 on contract for the 16GB model, can now be ordered from Amazon for just $99.99 — a discount of 50% off the up-front cost of the phone.

The new Galaxy S5 is reportedly off to a flying start, with recent reports suggesting that sales climbed into the millions after just one day of availability. The 16GB Verizon model was also the best-selling smartphone on Amazon.com at the time of this writing.

Amazon is not clear on whether the $99.99 price on Verizon’s Galaxy S5 is a temporary sale or a permanent price reduction, but it appears to be working. The handset is currently sold out on Amazon’s site, though it can still currently be ordered at the discounted price.

The site does not indicate when it expects to receive additional inventory, saying only “order now and we’ll deliver when available.”

For more on Samsung’s latest flagship phone, be sure to read BGR’s features on the best thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the worst thing about the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Zach Epstein

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.