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UPDATE: As expected, T-Mobile’s pre-order page is now live. You can grab the Galaxy S5 for $0 down and $27.50 a month. Those interested in buying it outright will pay $660.

Starting today, T-Mobile will be taking your pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Those that pre-order are expected to receive the actual phone in hand on April 11th. Ahead of this, a lucky T-Mobile employee has gone ahead and recorded a little Galaxy S5 unboxing video for all of us to enjoy now.

The official T-Mobile video, put together by their product guru Des Smith, provides a quick glance at the phone and packaging. The Galaxy S5 is a 5.1-inch device with an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage and Samsung’s new 16MP ISOCELL camera capable of recording 4K video. We took the phone for a quick spin at its official announcement back in February, check out all the specs and our impressions here.

Of interest in the video is the multiple references to the seal on the back cover of the device. This seal is key to the Galaxy S5’s IP67 dust and water resistance rating, which means it is effectively waterproof for short and shallow dunks. For me, the interesting part is the reminder to check your device’s back cover, as seen when it first boots into the Home screen.

Pre-ordering your T-Mobile Galaxy S5 from now until the end of the month will get you the device for $0 down, then pay it off in the next 24 months at $27.50 per month, for a total of $660. T-Mobile calls this a special introductory price, so expect a little price bump come April 1.

If you are not a fan of T-Mobile, but the Galaxy S5 is your must have device, head on over to AT&T or Sprint to pre-order for $200 with a 2 year contract, or U.S. Cellular for $200 after mail-in rebate. RadioShack will also give you special pre-order pricing, which means there really are no shortages of places to make sure you are one of the first to get the Galaxy S5 in hand next month.

Have you pre-ordered your Galaxy S5, or would you prefer to hold one before you commit?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!