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The Galaxy S5 price has dropped to just $79 for Radio Shack customers.
The electronics retailer will be offering the handset at this price for the next two weeks. It will only be available to new or updated 2 year contracts and customers will have to trade in their existing devices to get this price. The promotion ends on Father's Day.
This discounts the Galaxy S5 by $120 as the handset normally sells on contract for $199. The Radio Shack version will be compatible with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon networks.
The Galaxy S5 launched earlier this year and replaces the S4 as Samsung's current flagship device and features what the company deems a "glam" design with a perforated back plate that shines in different lighting conditions. It will have full LTE coverage, Wi-Fi MIMO 802.11 to cut down buffering, and a download booster that will allow users to download 1GB worth of media in 30 seconds.
Samsung has also drastically improved the battery that now provides users with 10 hours of web surfing, 12 hours of video playback and offers a new Ultra Power Saving mode. This new mode can grant the user another 24 hours' worth of power if their phone is at 10 percent. It does this by only keeping necessary functions on and turning the screen to black and white.
Samsung also decided to install a fingerprint swipe feature that users can utilize for authorizing payments. It can unlock a special private mode which secures all important documents, settings and files.
AT&T also recently launched the water and dust proof Galaxy S5 Active. It features almost identical specs to the original model and has a body that is made for the most rugged of conditions.