It’s been a little over a month since Samsung took the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone at a gala event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress and already the anticipation for the device’s imminent arrival is reaching feverish levels among retailers. So far we’ve seen all of the major networks as well as a bunch of online retailers getting in on the pre-order action and today FNB is joining them with the news that the Galaxy S5 will be available from the bank come April 11th.
FNB customers will be able to order the Samsung Galaxy S5 through the online portal on the company’s website or by getting a consultant to contact you by sending the word “deal” to 31138 via SMS. If you don’t want to wait the five to seven days that delivery will take you can also go to any of the dotFNB branches to apply for the smartphone and pick up the stock directly.
According to the head of smart devices at FNB core banking solutions, Kartik Mistry, the bank has had massive success with the previous flagship from the South Korean company, in fact “to date, a total of 9 400 Samsung S4 devices have been sold through the FNB smart device offer and we (they) expect that the uptake on the S5 will be similar if not quicker.”
Hardware wise the Galaxy S5 packs the latest quad core Snapdragon 801 processor from Qualcomm and 2GB of RAM behind a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. It’s all powered by a 2800mAh battery and housed in an IP67 water resistant and dustproof body. The impressive new 16MP camera features the ability to rapidly focus for pictures using both contrast and phase detection technology while an integrated heart rate monitor links up with Samsung’s new Gear wearables to keep track of your health.