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The Gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be released on April 11 in the U.K.
The nation's carrier Vodafone confirmed through its blog that it will have exclusive rights to this model in the U.K and that it will launch on that date. A situation like this could also happen in the states with one of the big four having exclusive rights to the gold.
Samsung will begin offering Galaxy S5 pre-orders on Friday, March 28 for most carriers around the world.
This was only confirmed for the U.K. at this time, but it is very possible that the major U.S. carriers will announce this same date for when they will begin offering reserves.
Customers can currently pre-order the Galaxy S5 through Samsung's e-store, at the company's flagship experience store in Stratford Westfield City shopping center, and through select retailers. Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U also confirmed that they will begin selling pre-orders on March 28.
Samsung U.K. did not reveal any pricing information.
The Galaxy S5 release date for most U.S. carriers still has not been confirmed, but the device will launch sometime in April.
Samsung did state that it will release the new smartphone with $600 worth of apps and subscriptions.
"We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users," said JK Shin, CEO and president of IT & mobile division in a press statement. "The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives."
The extras include one year of RunKeeper, six free months of MapMyFitness, six free months Skimble, a $50 voucher on PayPal merchants, 50GB of Dropbox memory for 2 years and much more.