Samsung Electronics on July 18, 2014 launched the 4G variant of their flagship handset Samsung Galaxy S5 in India. Samsung had launched the Galaxy S5 Exynos variant in India back in March 2014 for Rs. 51,500 which has now dropped down to Rs. 37,400 as last updated on Flipkart.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 4G variant is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8974 Pro 2.5 Ghz processor which supports eight 4G LTE bands. This variant of Samsung Galaxy S5 too have the advanced camera, IP67 water and dust protection, Ultra Power saving mode just like what it was available on Samsung Galaxy S5 Exynos variant. In addition to this, the 4G variant adds features such as Download Booster and Wi-Fi MIMO, which make the S5 a perfect 4G device for multimedia usage.
The Download Booster lets users access 4G and Wi-Fi simultaneously to give you an unrivaled 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.
The Galaxy S5 also packs the Wi-Fi MIMO feature making it the first to have this feature. 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.
For India, Samsung and Airtel have an exclusive tie up 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.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S5 4G is available at a best buy price of Rs. 53,500. The device will be available in all 4G service enabled markets in India starting July 20. Galaxy S5 4G will be available in Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White color options.