Samsung Galaxy S5 heading to T-Mobile in April, pre-register now

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If you head on over to, head in to the “shop all phones” section and you’ll spot a nice little headline placeholder for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Click “learn more” and you’ll be able to pre-register your interest to be one of the first to know when it’s coming, and how much it’s going to cost. Also, you’ll be entered in to a draw to win a free Galaxy S5 and S-View Flip Cover.

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Coming Soon to Both T-Mobile and MetroPCS 

The Next Big Thing Is Here – introducing the Samsung Galaxy S® 5, coming to T-Mobile and MetroPCS this April.

The Galaxy S 5 offers a stunningly clear, 5.1 inch HD screen bringing movies, games and entertainment to life and delivers the ultimate viewing experience. The Galaxy S 5 also offers brilliant camera features that are intuitive, delivering point and shoot perfection. Running on America’s Fastest 4G LTE network and equipped with Download Booster, which combines Wi-Fi and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE connection for downloading large files, the Galaxy S 5 gives you fast, easy access to videos, photos and content. The Galaxy S 5 also offers S Health™ which enables consumers to access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the device.

Additional information, including pricing and specific availability will be shared in the coming weeks.”

Sadly, it’s the information you really want to know that we’re not certain on yet. Specific date and pricing aren’t known. I’ve also been asked by a few if it’s compatible with the 700MHz spectrum being rolled out by T-Mobile later this year. I also don’t know the answer to that yet either. But, as soon as I get any confirmation on any of those, I’ll be sure to update you all.

What do you guys think of the phone from coverage so far? I’ve seen a lot of “not great” and “not as much as I was expecting”. Me personally, Samsung improved the parts I felt it needed too. Firstly, its rear cover feels fantastic in hand. Much better than the shiny, horrible plastic of previous gen Galaxies. Secondly, it’s water and dust resistant. Thirdly, great update to the camera hardware. Faster AF, intelligent contrast adapting and HDR will make its images so much better. Of course, it’s a great battery and even more impressive power control features too. Along with the Gear Fit, it’s by far the best thing I saw at MWC this past weekend. In terms of networking performance, it can hit up to 150Mbps on LTE cat 4.. Which is insane.

Still, I’m eager to hear your thoughts on it. I’ve got my eye on the Electric Blue version. To pre-register for updates, hit this page.

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  • bisayan

    Cam do you have any idea regarding the sony z2 if it is coming to tmo? Sony z2 will be my phone if its coming to tmo. Thanks!

    • Cam Bunton

      No, nothing. With the Z1S having only just been announced and released, I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

      • JMF_mobile

        What about the Z1S Compact (4.3″ screen) that was introduced at the same Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. I really don’t want a 5″ or larger screen but want the other high tech features.

    • WiseFundManager

      You’ll be the only cool dude on the block with your fancy sony phone that no one cares.

  • I’m waiting on the htc One-two(m8) and the Sony Xperia Z2, the GS5 just doesn’t excite me in the least.

    • Cam Bunton

      March 25th will be the launch date for the next HTC flagship. I’m hoping to get to the London event to cover it for TmoNews.

    • ShermCraig

      HTC One Two was my idea!! ;)

    • WiseFundManager

      You and 5 other customers. I hope you guys buy enough to prevent HTC from going out of business.

  • pops87

    I’m not particularly impressed. Seems more like a galaxy s4-and-a-half or a note 3 mini…not enough to warrant an upgrade unless you have an s3.

    • JBLmobileG1

      Maybe a S4 2.0 but calling it a Note 3 Mini… not even close. To me the Note 3 is still a better device. I just jumped this past week to it from a Note 2 and I am loving it. I may go with the Note 4 when it launches, but if it’s anything between and S4 and S5, I may just pass.

  • JB

    When you put it that way, it makes the S5 seem that much more appealing which is why I want to play with it in person first.

    I’m assuming the Electric Blue and the indentures on the back cover looks much better in person than in pics/videos, Cam? Not that it’s a deal breaker being that the beauty of Samsung devices is that you can change it out if you want…


    QI Charging capabilities?

    • Cam Bunton

      It can, but they didn’t make it clear if you needed the bespoke Flip cover to make it work, like the Note version.

      • KOLIO

        Hopefully, the QI receiver tags/coils will be available (that fit under the back cover), from AMAZON /e-Bay/etc., just as w/the GS4/N2/N3

        • Mystery Man

          I was hoping but that would most likely affect the gasket that seals the water out

  • spartanjet

    Need Nokia 1520 and new Windows Phones, not more Ad-Droid phones.

  • NYCTheBronx

    I hope T-Mobile picks up tge 32GB varaint of the S5.

    • Randall Lind

      no 32gb S4 was a let down

  • Nearmsp

    Was planning to buy S5 and give my S4 to my wife. But the specs have been a damp squid for me. I expect the pricing to be really competitive if I have to reach into my pocket. I pay full cash so the installment is not important to me. The final cash down needs to be attractive, if not the Sony phone might be the way to go.

  • steveb944

    I’m holding out for HTC to take my money. It’s simply not a good enough update.

  • mreveryphone

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I’m actually waiting on the G3 announcement. Yeah I just said it. The G2 and G Flex have been pretty solid and I’ve put them through a lot. LG has a chance here to really gain some ground here if they do things right with the G3. It’s the small things that are done right on their software for instance, when a call comes in it doesn’t take you out of what you are doing, instead a little window pops up and shows you whose calling. You can still continue to do whatever it is your are doing while the call is coming in. There are other little things to that I like with their os. I still might pick up the s5 just to try it out but right now LG has my attention. Still can’t believe I’m saying that…

    • Bklynman

      Thanks for sharing,I just got into the jump befre the switch,was thinking about G2 and GFex,but what turn me off were no momory card,got The Note 3. Since I am planning touse my jump as soon as I can,that will be about August or Sept,since Tmo,brings out there new phones out in lat May or mid June,maybe G3 will be out with card slot and at least 3 gig of ram,maybe Sammy will bring out 2 different Note 4,one with android,another with windows os,one can only hope.

      • mreveryphone

        I thought I was going to miss the memory card slot but I really don’t miss it, I don’t store a lot of stuff on my phone so 32 is good enough for me, plus I use droppbox and Googles cloud service so I’m good. I know the cloud is not for everyone but it works for me.

  • Turb0wned

    God that thing is hideous.

  • Jay Holm

    Unless Tmo gets the 32GB S5, then I’m a no-go. TouchWiz takes up way, way too much memory in the ROM to be getting the 16GB version.

    • Randall Lind

      I am happy with my S4 but if they get the 32gb I will jump. If not skipping it may not be a bad option.

  • Dakota

    Price would be nice to know first

  • Melissa Cardenas

    Uggggly phone hopefully tmobile gets the xperia z2!!!! That will be my next phone weather T-Mobile gets it or not xperia z2 will be mine!

    • thepanttherlady

      Excellent choice. :) Will be pre-ordering mine through Clove within the next week.

      • Melissa Cardenas

        Dam u lucky haha me im broke rite now so i cant order it haha

        • thepanttherlady

          “Pre-ordered” my Z2 this morning. Clove is handling it differently than they did last year for the Z1. Last year I was able to make payment on the phone and just waited for the release date. Now, although I’ve technically ordered the phone, I have to wait for them to confirm the date/price to pay. There is also a free offer for the new headphones Sony introduced as well as a bluetooth speaker.

          Coincidentally, they have the Z2 priced just slightly lower than what I paid for the Z1. We’ll see if it stays the same. :)

  • Deadeye37

    I think its decent. I don’t really care what the back cover is going to look like since I’ll be covering it with some sort of bumper case. The important thing is performance and this looks like it will perform really well. Maybe I’ll upgrade my SIII to the S5. I’ve really enjoyed getting the updates on my phone, so that’s a big plus for Samsung. However, I’m still waiting to see what HTC has up their sleeve.

  • JDB

    This phone is a joke (2 GB or Ram, wtf Sammy?). Pretty much the S4 with a newer chipset and heart rate sensor and finger scan. Not to mention upgrades to the “knox” security which is very dev unfriendly. Where is the 2k resoloution, 24 MP camera, 4 GB of ram, steel body??? Sammy sh*t the bed on the S5. I’ll be waiting for the LG G3, hopefully they come though, it will be my first non Sammy phone since my G1.

  • mmeyer4663

    Just another incremental bump. Big deal. :-(

  • Randall Lind

    I hope T-Mobile get the 32gb one also this time. I read reports that the 16gb is really 8gb

    • WiseFundManager

      does it matter? just buy a 64gb microsd card and be done with your whining.

      • Randall Lind

        why do you care what size I get you are not buying it!!

      • Tacjam4

        It does matter, programs are getting larger and larger, 8gb runs out real fast!!! And you can’t run a program off the SD card

  • Randall Lind

    I don;t see a place holder for the S5

  • vinnyjr

    If the 32gb model is a AT&T exclusive like the SGS4 was than I will be very pissed off. This phone has a very large OS, the phone needs the 32gb internal storage or it’s not worth buying.

    • WiseFundManager

      Just plug in a 64gb card and stop whining.

  • WiseFundManager

    It’s too bad they didn’t go with an aluminum back…nor sapphire glass. I guess they’re just waiting for the iphone 6 so they can copy it?