The most anticipated device of this year – the Samsung Galaxy S5 – will be ultimately coming over to Virgin Mobile. The trend so far has been that Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are usually the last in line to receive any new flagship, rather they would have to make do with whatever was the hottest thing last year. However in some good news, and a deviation to the trend, Virgin Mobile has posted on their official website that they will be offering up the Samsung Galaxy S5 on their network from May 19th onwards. Virgin Mobile operates as a pre-paid carrier on Sprint’s network, as a result people procuring their Galaxy S5 from Virgin will also be able to use the nationwide Sprint 4G LTE network as well.
Virgin has not yet revealed pricing details, however the device is expected to be available close to the $500 price point, along with Virgin’s Beyond Talk plans – with the least amount being $35 a month which gives you unlimited data at available 3G/4G speeds, unlimited messaging and 300 minutes of talk time. $45 a month would see talk time minutes increase to 1200 whereas you would need to shell out $55 a month for unlimited data, messaging and talk time. If you’re willing to partake of this offer, make sure to check Sprint’s network availability in your area.
For those unfamiliar with Samsung’s Galaxy S5 it’s the fifth iteration in Samsung’s iconic and wildly successful Galaxy series of Android smartphones. The device was announced at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, with a global release expected by 11th of April. Being a flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5 offers top-of-line specifications including quad-band 2G and 3G connectivity, with LTE availability being market-dependent. The device bears a 5.1 inch super-AMOLED display which offers a 1080p full-HD resolution at ~432 ppi resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, a 16 mega pixels (MP) ISOCELL primary camera with optical image stabilization. Selfies and video calls will be catered to by a 2 MP secondary camera which records 1080p videos @ 30 fps. The device is powered by a 2800 mAh battery, which allegedly gives up to 21 hours talktime. The device also boasts of dust and water proof capabilities.