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Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale in the UK

Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit wearables also available
Fri Apr 11 2014, 10:06

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 is now available in the UK along with 124 other countries. 

The flagship Galaxy S5 is now available to buy, and those who pre-ordered the handset can expect a smartphone-shaped delivery to turn up any minute now.

It's available through all UK mobile operators and a number of third-party retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u. It is also available to buy from Samsung direct, where the 16GB model is priced at £579.

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Check out our roundup of Samsung Galaxy S5 release date, pricing and availability details

Samsung will no doubt be hoping that the Galaxy S5 will help it reclaim its dominance of the Android smartphone market, with recent reports claiming that the firm's market share has declined.

Samsung said that demand for its latest flagship smartphone so far has been "phenomenal", although it has yet to reveal pre-order figures. It added that it has seen a good response to its wearables lineup - the Gear 2, Gear Neo 2 and Gear Fit - which have also gone on sale in the UK today.

Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung's IT and mobile division for the UK and Ireland, said, "The response to the Galaxy S5 and our new wearables line since Mobile World Congress has been phenomenal and we're delighted our customers across the UK are now able to get their hands on them and try them out for themselves.

"Designed with a number of innovative and essential features for day-to-day use, we can't wait to hear what our customers think."

If you're still unsure whether you want to dash out and spend close to £600 on a new smartphone, check out our Samsung Galaxy S5 review. µ


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