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Samsung Galaxy S5 Preorders Begin Friday, Starting at $200 on Contract

Also announced -- pricing for Samsung smartwatches.


AT&T said it will start taking preorders on Friday for Samsung’s Galaxy S5, with the phone selling for $200 with a new two-year contract, or $649 unsubsidized.

The first phones will ship in early April, AT&T said.

AT&T also announced pricing for Samsung’s lineup of smartwatches, with the Gear 2 selling for $299, the Gear 2 Neo for $199 and the Gear Fit for $199. AT&T said it will give $50 off the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo when purchased with a Galaxy S5.

U.S. Cellular will also sell the Galaxy S5 for $200 on contract, with preorders starting tomorrow. Meanwhile, T-Mobile customers can reserve their Galaxy S5 on March 24, with in-store and online availability beginning April 11. The cost is $0 down and 24 equal monthly payments of $27.50 with one of the carrier’s Simple Choice plans.

The Galaxy S5, announced at Mobile World Congress, looks a lot like last year’s Galaxy S4, but features a 5.1-inch screen, 16-megapixel camera and health-tracking features.

This post was updated at 3:55 p.m, PT with additional information from U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile.

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