Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S5 now gets a price drop and the 16GB model is available online for around Rs 36,000. Popular online retailer Flipkart is now selling 16GB white and black models for Rs 36,490 each, while it is listed on Infibeam for Rs 35,649. Infibeam has offered the price drop for a limited period of 10 days only and users can pick a black, white or gold variant at that price.
This isn’t an official price drop as the Samsung eStore still lists the device at Rs 51,000. The Galaxy S5 arrived in India earlier in April starting at Rs 51,500.
The S5 is an itinerant update over last year’s S4 and features a slightly bigger 5.1-inch display with the same Super AMOLED panel and 1080p resolution. Samsung has added a fingerprint scanner in the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back under the camera, which are two highlights of this phone. As a result of the waterproofing treatment, the phone has significantly larger bezels. In India, the device comes powered by an Exynos octa-core processor and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. Samsung has made changes in the processor as compared to the S4 and now the octa-core CPU can have all eight cores running at the same time.
Another area where Samsung claims great advancements is the camera. There’s a 16-megapixel main camera on the S5, armed with interesting editing options and several shooting modes, including selective focus. Reviews floating the web claim that Samsung has done just enough to deliver another smartphone hit.