Posted by Abhijeet M. 9 months ago

Galaxy S5 to be another hit for Samsung: T-Mobile amasses 300,000 pre-registrations


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The Galaxy S5 may not have a new design, metallic construction, or mighty specs like a 2k display, but if you thought those supposed negatives would do anything to stop Samsung’s latest flagship from breaking records, well, you might want to do some serious rethinking. U.S. carrier T-Mobile managed to grab 100,000 pre-registrations for the S5 in just two days, and now, less than a week later, the pre-registration figure has reached a whopping 300,000.

Pre-registrations shouldn’t be confused with pre-orders, as this is just interested consumers signing up to receive information on pre-order and availability, but it’s still a decisive indication that interest in the Galaxy S line is higher than ever before, even though the 300,000 pre-registrations won’t exactly turn into the exact number of sales. Many in the tech industry have been criticizing Samsung for not doing much to make the Galaxy S5 stand out, but in the end, it’s clear that it doesn’t considerably affect the mindset of the average consumer, meaning the S5 will sell in droves just like its predecessors did.

If a plastic phone can gather so much attention, what do you think a metallic flagship from Samsung will be capable of?

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16 comments on “Galaxy S5 to be another hit for Samsung: T-Mobile amasses 300,000 pre-registrations

  1. q8peace 9 months ago said:

    i waiting for note 4 s5 sucks not a great update from s3 to s5 so disappointing the s series become really not much high end my last phone from s series is the s3 – cant wait until note 4 released and all of you going to see how the note 4 is for the win

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    • cOnCrEtO 9 months ago said:

      Wtf? U kidding?
      Great upgrade was S2 to S4. Or maybe S3 to S5. But S4 to S5 in My case (i have i9506) really not a great idea..
      …maybe if u have 9500 or 9505.

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      • q8peace 9 months ago said:

        s5 compare to note 4 is nothing
        display= s5 full hd note4 2k uhd
        processor= s5 32bit note 4 :64bit probably with new snapdragon
        ram= s5 2gb note 4 = 4 gb probably
        camera= s5 16mp note 4 :20mp
        battery= probably going to have 3600mah unlike s5 who get 2800
        and more to come i dont think i will buy any of s series phone :(
        maybe new android 5.0 preinstalled so it will be a great upgrade to it :)

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  2. UO88 9 months ago said:

    Or it’s due to the fact that T-Mobile is giving away S5′s if you pre-register. I own an S4, will not be buying the S5 if it’s not the metal version, but I still pre-registered to try to win one.

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  3. jlavado 9 months ago said:

    If it comes preloaded with KNOX they can take their S5 and shove it up their a**es because I’m only buying a phone that I actually have control of.

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    • danyvw 9 months ago said:

      Agree with you 100%. I have a GS4 with old 4.2 bootloader just for not having Knox. The best part of Android OS is the ability to root and mod your phone. Now Samsung is trying to be like Apple forgetting their costumers. S5=Knox s….t

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      • vbx 9 months ago said:

        I bet 90% of mobile phone users do not root or mod their phones.

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        • mani0608 9 months ago said:

          What are you kidding?? So you will get an android phone and use it like APPLE toy without root. This S**T Samsung thinks we buy their mobiles because of the SAMSUNG brand. It’s shows that their popularity got on to their HEAD now. But the main reason is the HARDWARE and ANDROID combination works well for most customers so that they can play better with android customization. You know, I sold my NOTE 3 recently and got APPLE IPHONE 5s mainly because of this KNOX shit and EXYNOS in our country. WHO THE HELL IS SAMSUNG TO LIMIT THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THIRD-PARTY OS with their knox-s**t…

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          • mani0608 9 months ago said:

            But i will soon get LG G Pro 2 and i will not be returning back to Samsung. GOODBYE *******.

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          • Abhijeet M. 9 months ago said:

            Most people actually do buy it because of the brand and because they’re familiar with it. Those that root and customize are less than 5 percent of the total smartphone user population, you need to get out of the fantasy land.

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      • Targonis 9 months ago said:

        The thing about Android is that you have flexibility to do a LOT with your phone. Rooting/modding is one TINY part of it. Samsung is trying to get into that position that Blackberry used to be in, where people in business or government feel it is the best solution.

        I used to be in that crowd that loved hacking the OS, and patching, and so on, but one thing that happens when your work and social life take up more and more of your time, you find that you don’t feel as big a need to tinker with your phone if the phone works well for you. If you prefer vanilla Android, then don’t buy a Samsung, or get a Google Play Edition, or a Nexus device, and go from there. If you find yourself just needing a phone that is easy to use, where you don’t need to install a bunch of patches, launchers, and such, then you pick the stock phone that works best for you.

        Remember, just because you have your personal preferences for how you like to use your phone does not make it “the best” for everyone. I personally don’t care about KNOX, but at the same time, there ARE people who will see value in it. Many dislike TouchWiz, but others like it, the same goes for HTC Sense, some like it, some love it, and some don’t care for it at all. I just know that Samsung does offer a good product, with strengths and weaknesses. I keep my phone in a case, so honestly, as long as the phone doesn’t break from normal use, I honestly don’t care what the build material is since the case would hide it anyway.

        So, use what you want, but don’t whine because you don’t like a feature that comes with a phone, just buy the products you want.

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  4. brane871 9 months ago said:

    I work at T-Mobile. The retail price here on the S5 will be 584euro. (that here is somewhere in the “балкан”)

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  5. bharatsai 9 months ago said:

    samsung releasing s5 in india exynos version this is waste processer,samsung cheating indians

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