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Kogan prices Samsung Galaxy S5 $129 below RRP

Tony Ibrahim | April 8, 2014
Two of the hottest smartphones this year have been priced by etailer Kogan, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8). The Galaxy is drastically cheaper than Samsung's recommended retail price. What's the catch, Kogan?

Two of the hottest smartphones this year have been priced by etailer Kogan, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One (M8)

Kogan will sell the Samsung Galaxy S5 $129 below retail for $799.

Samsung's recommended price for the Galaxy S5 is $929, but it appears Kogan can afford to drop the pricing of the Galaxy S5 by offering the overseas variant. The G900I is a Galaxy S5 with an Octa-core CPU, but as far as we can tell, this comes at the expense of 4G connectivity.

Kogan announced the availability of the Galaxy S5 in its suspiciously erroneous newsletter. The newsletter itself lists the S5 as having a quad-core CPU — that's the model Samsung is releasing in Australia. However, Kogan's representatives confirmed the email is erroneous, and advised Good Gear Guide to focus on the website.

The HTC One (M8) is priced less competitively by the etailer. Kogan is offering the smartphone for $829, which is below HTC's recommended retail price of $899.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be available in stores in just a few days on 11 April. HTC's flagship One (M8) has already been released.

 

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