The South Korean electronics giant had announced last week that the 4G LTE-variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone in India would go on sale starting Sunday [July 20]; however, it seems the handset has gone on sale a few days late (at least on its official online store).
Samsung's 3G-enabled Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone was launched in India in April for Rs. 51,500.
Alongside the Galaxy S5-LTE smartphone, Samsung and Airtel had an exclusive tie-up and were offering a special data offer to customers. All existing and new Airtel 4G subscribers would be getting 5GB 4G data/month free for two months.
The Galaxy S5-LTE is almost identical to its 3G variant, except it is powered by the quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 processor, and supports eight 4G LTE bands. In addition to these, Samsung is also boasting its Galaxy S5-LTE variant has a bouquet of other features such as download booster and Wi-Fi MIMO.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures) runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It features 2GB of RAM, and is available in 16GB and 32GB variants, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 bears a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The biggest new features being touted on the Galaxy S5 by Samsung include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel camera, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant.