Not all U.S. carriers have kicked off pre-orders or offered details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S5, but here's what's official so far.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone is expected to start shipping in the U.S. in April and will be available from various carriers and retailers. AT&T, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile have already announced their launch plans for the handset, while Sprint and Verizon Wireless are expected to follow suit shortly.
AT&T has already started taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Friday, March 21, offering the handset for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Interested customers can also get the smartphone for $25 per month with AT&T's Next 18, or $32.50 per month with $32.50. The handset is also available for $649.99 outright.
The carrier also announced that the Galaxy Gear 2, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, and Galaxy Gear Fit are up for pre-order as well. The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 costs $299, while the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit come in at $199 each. AT&T is also offering $50 off the price of the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo for Galaxy S5 customers.
U.S. Cellular announced that it is opening Galaxy S5 pre-orders on March 21 as well, with in-store availability set for April 11. Interested buyers can also pre-order the Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit, but U.S. Cellular has offered no pricing details for the wearables.
The Galaxy S5, meanwhile, is available for $199.99 with a two-year contract, and U.S. Cellular is also throwing in a $50 Google Play store credit for pre-order customers.
T-Mobile revealed that it will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Monday, March 24, both online and in-store. The carrier is offering the smartphone for $0 down with $27.50 equal monthly payments for two years, or for $660 outright. T-Mobile also announced that MetroPCS will offer the Galaxy S5 as well, but not details are currently available in this regards.
Lastly, RadioShack has also started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S5 and it is also offering a $50 discount for the smartphone, but it has yet to provide pricing details. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available for pickup starting in mid-April.