Samsung launches Galaxy S5 4G smartphone in India for Rs 53,500

Samsung had launched Galaxy S5 3G in April 2014 in the country.

Samsung Electronics has introduced the 4G variant of its latest flagship, Galaxy S5 in India. The company had launched Galaxy S5 3G in April 2014 in the country.

The Galaxy S5 4G is powered by the Qualcomm 8974 Pro 2.5 Ghz processor and supports eight 4G LTE bands. Galaxy S5 packs some unique features such as Advanced Camera (HDR mode, Selective Focus), IP67 protection (Dust and Water Resistant) and Ultra Power Saving Mode (24 hours standby time with 10% battery). In addition to these, the 4G variant also adds a bouquet of other features such as Download Booster and Wi-Fi MIMO, which make the S5 a perfect 4G device for multimedia usage.

Samsung says its technology gives users even faster speeds than what 4G can provide. The Download Booster lets users access 4G and Wi-Fi simultaneously to give you an unrivalled network experience. Consumers can simultaneously download files by turning on the 4G and Wi-Fi together and experience faster speed with combined network. Example if 4G speeds are at 8mbps and Wi-Fi speeds is 4mbps, then it can give up to 80-90% of combined 12mbps speeds of 4G and Wi-Fi.

?Our first 4G variant of the Galaxy S5 has a powerful processor, stunning display and faster connectivity for an unmatched user experience. We expect the 4G version to catch the imagination of technology enthusiasts and professionals, who demand superior smartphones for their heavy multimedia content consumption,? said Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, Mobile & IT, Samsung India.

Galaxy S5 is the world?s first smartphone with Wi-Fi MIMO, making it the world?s fastest. The 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac and 2X2 MIMO (Multi-Input Multi-Output) technology equips Galaxy S5 with two internal Wi-Fi antennas to double the connection and accelerate the speed of Wi-Fi like never before.

To complement the S5 4G, Samsung and Airtel have an exclusive tie up and are making a special data offer to Samsung S5 customers. All existing and new Airtel 4G subscribers will get 5GB 4G data/month free for 2 months.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 4G has been priced (best buy) at Rs 53,500. The smartphone comes with a Rs 10,000 upgrade offer to transform it into the faster 4G device.

It will be available in all 4G service enabled markets in India from July 20 onwards. Galaxy S5 4G will be available in Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White colour options.

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First published on: 18-07-2014 at 21:19 IST