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Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2 go on sale today worldwide

After being first revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show in late February, Samsung has announced that its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, is now on sale worldwide, including in the U.S.

Samsung's press release says that the Galaxy S5 is available in 125 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and most of Asia. In the U.S, the phone is available from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for the price of $199.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 with no contract. Verizon is offering its customers who get the phone with a contract a second one for free after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The Galaxy S5 runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 "KitKat" OS, and has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080. Inside there's a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running at a clock speed of 2.5GHz, along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 16-megapixel camera.

Along with the Galaxy S5, Samsung is trying once again to convince people to get a smartwatch with the launch of the Gear 2, along with the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit. The release of the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the fall of 2013 was met with poor reviews from critics.

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