Samsung Galaxy S5 might have a lower launch price than the Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S5 might offer numerous upgrades over the Galaxy S4, but according to ZDNet Korea, Samsung has set the launch price of its latest flagship lower than the launch price the Galaxy S4 had back in 2012. In Korea, the Galaxy S5 will retail for 800,000 ($744) won in Korea, which is 90,000 won less than the launch price of the S4, which retailed for 890,000 won ($827). The price tag is further affirmed by the recent listing of the Galaxy S5 in India for Rs. 45,500, about the same as 800,000 won after conversion, so it does look like we might not have to spend as much on the Galaxy S5 during the first few weeks of its availability as we did for the Galaxy S4.
However, even if that is the asking price for the Galaxy S5, it’s still might not be cheaper than the S4 everywhere. In India, the Galaxy S4 was actually launched at a cheaper price (Rs. 41,500), but still, if Samsung can manage to keep the price increase to a minimum, it will surely help the company court more consumers and drive sales of its latest flagship. In any case, the Galaxy S5 will be going on sale worldwide on April 11, so it shouldn’t be long before we hear the official price from the horse’s mouth.