Samsung announces global release of its Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung releases its Galaxy S5 worldwide to 105 countries, here is what you need to know before buying yours.

Published Fri, Apr 11 2014 1:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

It's been a couple of months since Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. While the S5 was not a far departure from its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, it does feature some cool and innovative fitness tracking apps that set it apart from the rest of the Android community. Today Samsung announced the release of the Galaxy S5 and has begun shipping the phone to retailers globally.

Samsung announces global release of its Galaxy S5 smartphone |

"The refined design and technological innovation of our new Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear devices are the direct result of Samsung listening carefully to what consumers wanted in the next generation of mobile technology," Samsung's mobile boss JK Shin said in an announcement on Samsung's blog. "We carefully crafted each device to offer a sophisticated, superior mobile experience that let consumers stay connected in their own way to focus on what really matters to them." Samsung says that the Galaxy S5 is available in most US carrier stores beginning today and will retail for $199 on a new two-year contract.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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