Globe to launch Samsung Galaxy S5 in April

Posted at 03/13/14 11:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Excited to get the Samsung Galaxy S5? You have to wait just a few more weeks, as Globe Telecom is launching Samsung's new smartphone in April.

Globe Telecom is the first telco in the Philippines to launch the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a pre-registration portal.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched on April 11, but customers can now sign up on www.globe.com.ph/galaxys5 to make sure they're the first to get their hands on the smartphone.

Interested subscribers can register their Facebook or Twitter accounts and key in contact details to receive updates on the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

"Just a few weeks after the Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, we at Globe are excited to be the first telco in the country to offer the newest Galaxy smartphone with our pre-registration portal,” said Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid Business and Devices, in a statement.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 last February. The Galaxy S5 has a light sensor on the back that gives a heart rate reading when the user touches it with a fingertip. While the case is plastic, it is water and dust resistant.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 boasts of a 5.1-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel camera with HDR (Rich tone), selective focus and virtual tour shot, runs on LTE Category 4, has a 2800 mAh battery with 21 hours of talk time, and has an internal user memory of 32GB and a card slot microSD of up to 128GB.

Like Apple's iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5's home button doubles as a fingerprint reader to unlock the device or to secure documents. It can also combine a wifi signal and a mobile signal.

In 2013, Globe posted double-digit growth both in postpaid revenues and postpaid subscriber base. Postpaid base jumped 17% to 2.03 million, while gross subscriber additions reached over 711,000 as of end-December 2013.