If you’re thinking of getting a new Samsung Galaxy S5 and blue is your favourite color, you might want to head on over to Best Buy instead of your preferred electronics or carrier store. They are offering an exclusive Electric Blue edition of the S5 and they are the only retail outlet that will be offering this in the United States starting August 17 and until supplies last.
Aside from the color, everything else is exactly the same as the earlier releases of the Galaxy S5. Samsung’s flagship device runs on Android KitKat 4.4, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM 8974AC processor. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera while its front-facing one is at 2-megapixels. The display is at 5.1 inches and 1080p and the smartphone also has a fingerprint scanner under the home button. When it comes to connectivity, it works with 4G/LTE and of course WiFi as well.
For the launch next week until August 23, Best Buy is offering it at $99 (that’s $100 off) for those with two-year contracts with AT&T and Verizon. If you want to get it at a monthly instalment plan, you can pay for it in 20-24 months at $0 down and you even have the option to change your phone after 12 months. This also applies to all other colors of the Galaxy S5.
As for the regular pricing of the S5 after the promo period (and beyond Best Buy), it depends on your carrier. AT&T offers it at $199.99 with a 2-year contract while Verizon is at $149.99 with a 2-year extension. If you don’t want a contract, you can get on at MetroPCS at either $649.99 or $599.99, depending on which color you get. But if Electric Blue is your jam, head on over to Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores or BestBuy.com.