Imported Units Of The Samsung Galaxy S5 Now Available In The U.S.

Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was recently made available ahead of schedule in Korea following a 45 day sales ban imposed on local carriers. This has now allowed retailers in the U.S. to import some units of the Samsung flagship so as to sell them in the region.

Listings on Amazon have surfaced which are currently showing the Galaxy S5 starting from $822, which is quite a lot compared to the off contract pricing mentioned by American carriers. But this is a premium you’ll have to pay if you want to be among the first in the U.S. to own the latest Samsung flagship.¬†Of course there’s no warranty available for these variants as they’re imported from another country.

If you’re interested in getting the handset, make sure you check out the network compatibility beforehand. It should work on most GSM networks, so it seems like AT&T and T-Mobile are the only compatible carriers at the moment.

Will you be willing to spend a premium to get the smartphone a week before its official release?