Last week, South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung took the wraps off Galaxy S5, its newest flagship smartphone, set to arrive on shelves starting with April 11, bundled with a nice range of free apps and services, it seems.On the microsite launched for the new smartphone, the handset vendor has decided to offer info on the free stuff that users will be able to enjoy when making a purchase, and the list is highly appealing, that’s for sure.
Applications and services that are worth $575 will be available for free for all those who buy the new mobile phone, an offer similar to the one that Samsung has come up with when launching the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 last year, as SamMobile notes.
The promotion includes free one-year subscriptions to Run Keeper, Lark, and Bloomberg Businessweek +, along with six-month premium service/subscriptions to Wall Street Journal, Skimble, and Map My Fitness.
The offer also features free 50 GB for 6 months for Box, 1TB of storage for 3 months on Bitcasa, 3 months of premium Evernote service, and various free apps, along with in-game credits for Cut the Rope 2.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Samsung launched Galaxy S5 with support for various health and fitness features, which makes the offer on some of the aforementioned services a welcomed one.
The handset was announced with a 5.1-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a full HD resolution, as well as with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor packed inside, paired with 2GB of RAM.
Basically, this means that it will be able to offer one of the fastest smartphone experiences out there. The Adreno 330 GPU and LTE Cat 4 connectivity packed inside the phone will help in this regard, that’s for sure.
Galaxy S5 also arrives on the market with a 16-megapixel camera on the back with LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution. A 2MP front camera was also included, along with the possibility to record videos using both cameras at the same time.
The handset arrives on the market with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system loaded on top, as well as with an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. The phone was announced in Black, White, Blue, and Gold color versions.
The one thing that Samsung hasn’t detailed as of now is the price tag that Galaxy S5 will feature when made official. Some expected it to be cheaper than Galaxy S4, but several retailer listings out there actually mentioned a higher cost for it.