Samsung really wants you to own the Galaxy S5. Its latest and greatest was unveiled late on during the first day of last week’s MWC, and if you weren’t already enticed enough by the gold color option and in-built fingerprint sensor, then perhaps the bundle of goodies that the Korean outfit is throwing in with every purchase will tip the balance. With every purchase of the company’s flagship, users can claim up to $575 worth of free services, ranging from a six-month Wall Street Journal subscription to 50GB worth of free Box.com cloud storage.
The cloud is, slowly but surely, taking over. Every company in the business is looking to pull you in with free / cheap storage plans offering many GBs of cloud-based real estate, and with Microsoft having announced a similar promotional offer last week, it’s no surprise to see that Box has collaborated with Samsung in the ongoing battle for new customers.
But as well as trying to tether Galaxy S5 users to Box’s cloud service, Samsung has a bunch of similar deals for owners of its most coveted gadget. As well as the aforementioned six-month subscription to the WSJ, which would ordinarily set a user back a whopping $160, Galaxy S5 owners can also take advantage of a three-month Evernote Premium subscription, three months of LinkedIn Premium us, and a myriad of others.
All in all, the total value arrives at $575, and while you’ll be paying much more than that if you choose to continue using the services after the initial offer has passed, it’s definitely worth checking everything out for the duration of the grace period.
We don’t yet know exactly how much the Galaxy S5 will retail for, officially, apart from a couple of retailers slipping out the Galaxy S5 price, but suffice to say, it’s going to reside at the higher-end of the pricing spectrum. As and when these details emerge, we’ll be sure to share the information with you guys, and in the meantime, we’d love to know how many of you are planning on picking up the Galaxy S5?
I, for one, will be waiting on the HTC One 2 before making my decision on which Android to pick up next, but having been rather impressed by the Sony Xperia Z2 last week as well, I’m very much on the fence as to whether I’ll be grabbing the all-new Galaxy when it arrives later on this month.