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Samsung Australia: Galaxy S5 in stores 11 April

Tony Ibrahim | March 27, 2014
Australia will be one of the first markets in the world to get the Galaxy S5 when it launches on the 11th of April. The local roll out of Samsung's latest Galaxy will take place a whole 10 days after HTC's One M8 is released.

Interestingly, Samsung has not increased the RAM in its Galaxy S5. This is contrary to flagships from Sony and LG opting for 3GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S5 has a new perforated back cover that can be removed. Under it is a 2800 milliamp-hour battery that, when in 'ultra power saving mode', can deliver 24 hours of standby battery from just 10 per cent charge. The new mode achieves this by deactivating superfluous features and reverting to a black-and-white only display.

Samsung will be offering its Galaxy S5 in four colours locally: Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Shimmer White and Charcoal Black.

Australian availability

Australians will be able to walk into a store empty handed and walk out with a pristine Galaxy S5 on the 11 April. Australia's big four carriers have already announced they will be ranging the smartphone. Click here for information on how to pre-register a Galaxy S5 from Telstra, Vodafone, Optus, Virgin, Kogan, Dick Smith and Harvey Norman.

Samsung is offering the Galaxy S5 outright for $929.

 

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