Samsung has today officially announced its latest Galaxy S5 smartphone and Gear-series wearable devices for India, along with the first details of pricing in the country. While no exact figure is given, the manufacturer reportedly gave a price range of between Rs. 51,000-53,000 ($850-880) for its latest flagship. India will reportedly be getting the Exynos 5 Octa version of the GS5, not the Snapdragon 801-powered version heading to many Western markets, when it launches on April 11.
The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will also arrive in India the same day. The camera-equipped Gear 2 will sell for Rs. 21,900 ($363), while the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit are priced at Rs. 15,900 ($265).
More: Samsung Galaxy S5 hands-on, Samsung Gear 2 series hands-on
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Absurd pricing at its finest.The Nexus 5 costs $500 here Posted via Android Central App on Google Nexus 7 2013
All smartphones are absurdly priced! No smartphone should be $600-$700+, it's just ludicrous! Posted via Android Central App
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Its $850 if you haven't noticed and its more expensive than the iPhone here by 100$
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Atleast the article above does mention that it is the Octacore version. I think we are getting the quad-core in the US. With that said and considering the prices I pay in the USA for phones with much lower specs (I have a Blackberry Q10 which cost $600+ tax) it is reasonable in that sense.
$800 for a exynos processor that is ridiculous I wonder much it will be for a snapdragon. Posted via Android Central App
Ridiculous price... Posted via Note II
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