AT&T is getting ready to open up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5, starting tomorrow. The handset will set consumers back $199 on-contract or $649 outright. For those interested in spreading out the cost via AT&T Next, you also have the option of paying $25 a month via Next 12 or $32.50 through Next 18.
You can pre-order the device both online or in store, with AT&T promising to ship the device sometime in early April — though no exact date has been specified just yet.
As for what the GS5 brings to the table? The Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage, microSD, a 16MP rear camera with ISOCELL technology, 2.1MP front cam, a 2800 mAh battery, and plenty of new features like a fingerprint scanner.
Be sure to check out some of our great video coverage below for more details on what to expect from the handset:
For those interested in getting a wearable device to coincide with your GS5 purchase, AT&T is offering $50 off the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo when you buy a Galaxy S5 from AT&T, though the promotion ends June 5th. This brings the pricing down to $250 and $150, respectively.
Anyone planning on pre-ordering through AT&T or another carrier for that matter? Conversely, do you have your heart set on another major Android flagship instead, such as the Sony Xperia Z2 or the all-new HTC One?
Update: Following on the heels of the AT&T announcement, U.S. Cellular also has confirmed the handset will be priced at $199 with contract on their network, after instant rebate. U.S. Cellular will carry the Galaxy S5 in two colors and will include a code that’s good for $50 worth of Google Play purchases. The handset will arrive April 11th, both in stores and online.