Galaxy S5 available on April 11

Sprint and T-Mobile say their customers will get to buy Samsung's Galaxy S5 in a couple of months. AT&T said it will reveal more soon.

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Samsung fans will be able to buy Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 on April 11, the company announced Monday.

The phone, along with Samsung's new Gear devices, will be available in nearly 150 countries in April, Samsung Vice President of European Telecom Operations Jean-Daniel Ayme said onstage at Mobile World Congress.

Wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint said earlier that they will start offering the smartphone in April, but didn't reveal details on price and availability. Both carriers promised more information in "the coming weeks," according to press releases sent out Monday.

AT&T also confirmed that it will offer the Galaxy S5, and will be announcing more information "at a later date." Additionally, Best Buy has opened up its pre-registration for the devices.

Samsung unveiled its flagship phone Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The smartphone boasts a 5.1-inch screen, a 16-megapixel camera, and a built-in fingerprint scanner.

Read more about the new Galaxy S5 in a first take from one of our CNET editors.

To see the news unfold live, go to the CNET live blog of the Samsung event.

Update, 12:12 p.m. PT: Added more information from Samsung's Jean-Daniel Ayme and carriers.

 

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