Galaxy S5 goes on pre-order in Russia and Romania (updated)
Orange Romania has the Galaxy S5 on pre-order for €249 ($341) on a new two-year contract and €699 ($959) outright. Other sites erroneously mentioned that Orange Russia is listing the device, but we can confirm that it is Orange Romania that has the device on pre-order. That doesn’t mean that the Galaxy S5 has not surfaced in Russia. Samsung’s official Russian site has the device on pre-order for 29900 rubles (€600)($829). There is a difference of more than $100 between Samsung’s version and Orange Romania’s listing, which is strange considering that both are listed as unlocked versions of the Galaxy S5. Orange Romania is selling the Galaxy S5 in black, white and blue variants, with no mention of a gold version. Click here to go to Orange Romania to order the handset. Samsung’s Russian site on the other hand only lists the white and black versions of the device. To pre-order the Galaxy S5 from Samsung Russia, click here.
In addition to the Galaxy S5, Samsung Russia also has a registration form for the Gear line of wearables. The Galaxy S5 on both Samsung Russia and Orange Romania is listed as being available on April 11, which is the official launch date for the handset.
Update: The Galaxy S5 is available for pre-order in Sweden as well as the Netherlands. Both listings show that the device will cost somewhere around $1000.