Samsung offering 15% cashback on the Galaxy S5 in India
After stating that the Galaxy S5 would cost anywhere between INR 51,500 and INR 53,000 at the official launch event last week, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 in India would be priced at INR 51,500. The price is certainly high, but Samsung is trying to lure in customers by offering a 15 percent cashback scheme. All Citibank credit card holders will be able to avail the offer, but there is a caveat. Samsung’s website states that the offer “is valid only for transactions done on 11th, 12th & 13th April 2014, or till stocks last whichever is earlier and is subject to change without prior notice.” If you are set on buying the Galaxy S5, this is a decent way of saving around INR 7,650 on the cost of the device.
The Galaxy S5 variant that will launch later this week in India features an octa-core Exynos CPU and not the Snapdragon 801. Samsung India has indicated that the Galaxy S5 will not work with LTE networks in the country. Currently, only the black and white color variants of the Galaxy S5 are listed on the site, but the blue and gold versions should be available after the device launches this Friday. Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has also made the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo available for pre-order on its official store.