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The Samsung Galaxy S5 release date was announced for four major U.S. carriers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
All of these companies have confirmed that they will begin carrying the device in April. The slightly smaller U.S. Cellular will also begin offering the device around the same time. None of these carriers have confirmed an exact day.
The Galaxy S5 will hit the U.K. carriers in April as well. EE, Three and Vodafone all confirmed that they will be selling the device, and Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse will have it in stock.
Canada users will be able to get their hands on the S5 through carriers Bell, Fido, Rogers, Eastlink, MTS, Koodo, SaskTel, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, TELUS and WIND Mobile. Bell is the only company that has confirmed an April release for the device.
The S5 will launch in Australia on carriers Optus, Vodafone AU, Telstra and Virgin Mobile. Telstra and Vodafone have posted up "register of interest" pages for the device, however, none of these companies have announced dates at this time.
Pricing information on the Galaxy S5 is not available at this time, but it is safe to say that it will sell for around $200 on-contract and anywhere from $500-$600 without an agreement following in the footsteps of the S3 and S4. A recent post from Bloomberg claims that the carriers are pushing Samsung to offer the device for cheaper than its normal prices. It's not clear how much cheaper it would be and if the report is accurate.
The Galaxy S5 was introduced at the company's "Unpacked" event yesterday at this year's Mobile World Congress. It features a new glam exterior design with perforated backing and a Super AMOLED 5.1-inch display. It also includes a new fingerprint sensor and is optimized for fitness and picture taking.