The Samsung Galaxy S5 is Available to Pre-Order From March 28th

By Gerald Lynch on at

Want a fingerprint scanner in your phone, but don't want an oversized HTC One Max in your pocket, or to put more money in Apple's swelling coffers for an iPhone 5S? Samsung's waterproof, heart-rate monitoring Galaxy S5 goes up for pre-order on Friday 28th March.

Avaialble from (where you can register your interest now), the Stratford Westfield Experience Store in London and "selected retailers" -- i.e every mobile operator worth its salt with Vodafone, Three, Virgin Media and EE already confirming they will stock the phone -- there's still no official launch price set. Third-party retailers are currently hovering around the £550 mark for the 16GB handset, SIM free. As for the date when the phone actually lands on your doorstep, that's expected now to be April 11th. [Samsung]