Unofficial pricing information for the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been trickling out since the device was unveiled last Monday. Now some European retailers are beginning to open their pre-orders, and with that comes some slightly more concrete pricing information.
Thus far, pricing information has come in the form on the approximate retail value (ARV) listed in the rules or Galaxy S5 give-aways hosted by Samsung as well as a few U.S. mobile networks. In addition, T-Mobile leaked its pricing information for the Galaxy S5 in the form of a placeholder for the device on its website last Wednesday.
Samsung’s ARV for the Galaxy S5 is $700, while T-Mobile’s leak prices the device at $672, which gives us some idea of the how much the Galaxy S5 will cost, even if they are not exact pricings. Previously, there were murmurs that the Galaxy S5 may be priced lower than previous Galaxy S5 devices; however, with all the pricing information that has surfaced so far those rumors do not appear to be true.
Currently pricing information shared by the variant European retailers falls in step with continued a premium cost for the Galaxy S5. Notably, such third-party retailers may give a pricing estimate, which is subject to change at any time before a device releases.
UK Retailer Clove lists its 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order price at £458.30, £550.00 with Value Added Tax included. This roughly translates to $633.51 or $760.27 (with VAT), not far off from the U.S. estimated pricing. According to Clove, it’s first stock is expected on April 11.
Amazon Spain lists its 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order price at £729.00. According to the page, the device’s vendor is Samsung, which could add some validity to this pricing. The price is approximately $1007.70, which is quite expensive; however, pricing does not translate exactly from country to country.
Amazon Germany lists its 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order price at £699.00; according to the page, the device’s vendor is also Samsung. The price is approximately $966.23.
Unlocked-Mobiles lists its 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-order price at £458.32 (with £549.98). According to Unlocked-Mobiles, its first stock is expected on April 11.