The Galaxy S5 is now official, but when exactly is it heading our way? According to Samsung, the handset will start shipping on April 11th alongside the Gear 2, and will initially launch in 150 countries worldwide.
Of course, individual carrier dates will vary. In the United States, T-Mobile and Sprint have both confirmed that they will carry the handset in April. At the time of this writing, Verizon and AT&T have yet to discuss their plans. Regional carrier US Cellular also announced it will be carrying the handset, but it doesn’t specify whether it will launch in April or not.
As for the price? That part is a bit less clear. While the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 both fell around the $550-$600 mark (or about $199.99 on contract) a recent post from Bloomberg claims that carriers are pushing for Samsung to offer the GS5 for cheaper. It’s uncertain how much cheaper, or if it will even happen that way.
We’ll be sure to update as soon as we learn more about the Galaxy S5’s pricing, so be sure to stay tuned to Android Authority.