Best Buy to show off Galaxy S5 ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy S5While the Samsung Galaxy S5 does not hit the shelves until April 11th, that isn’t stopping big box electronics retailer Best Buy from showcasing the new smartphone ahead of time.

Beginning on Friday, several of the retail chain’s locations will place product samples of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch on display for demonstrative purposes. Around 100 stores in 30 markets across the United States will have the samples on hand… 

Samsung originally announced the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 24th. The flagship smartphone features dust and water resistance, a fingerprint scanner, an updated camera and improved build quality overall. The handset is powered by an impressive 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It will run Android KitKat 4.4.2.

The smartphone is now available for pre-order on the Best Buy website.

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