Samsung Galaxy S5 release date and price UK

Samsung, as promised, has launched the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone along with its new range of Gear 2 smartwatches in the UK.

You can now get your hands on the new Galaxy S5 but if you haven't quite decided where to get it from or what the best deal is, check out our Where to buy Samsung Galaxy S5: Galaxy S5 price and UK best deals for Galaxy S5 article.

The flagship Android smartphone has an official price of £579 if you go straight to Samsung but you can get it cheaper than that if you browse around. Make sure you read our full in-depth Galaxy S5 review before making your purchase.

You can also see how it ranks against rivals in our 22 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014 chart.

Samsung has also launched its new range of Tizen-powered wearable devices alongside the Galaxy S5 although some stock has been available over the past couple of weeks. The Gear range consists of the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo

Pricing for the trio of smartwatches varies online but the Gear 2, the top of the range model will cost around £279 while the Gear 2 Neo (a cut down version) and the Gear Fit (the more activity focused device) will have more reasonable price tags around the £180 mark.

Simon Stanford, vice president of IT and mobile at Samsung UK, said: "The response to the Galaxy S5 and our new wearables line since Mobile World Congress has been phenomenal and we’re delighted our customers across the UK are now able to get their hands on them and try them out for themselves. Designed with a number of innovative and essential features for day-to-day use, we can’t wait to hear what our customers think."

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