Exclusive Electric Blue Galaxy S5 headed to Best Buy, yours for $100 on contract

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If you’ve been holding off picking up a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, then your patience may be about to pay off. Best Buy has announced it will sell the Galaxy S5 in a cool Electric Blue color scheme later this month. It’s an exclusive to the retailer, so you won’t find it anywhere else, and it’ll be priced at $100 with a two-year contract. Best Buy will give you the choice of connecting your new S5 to either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

The deal doesn’t end there either. If you’d prefer to pay for the phone on a monthly basis, using AT&T Next, Sprint Easy Pay, or Verizon Edge, the Electric Blue S5 won’t cost you anything on the day, and Best Buy will give you a $100 gift card once the phone is activated.

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 during Mobile World Congress back in February, and the flagship Android 4.4 KitKat phone has proved to be another hit for the company. It has a 5.1-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen, a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 16-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. The introduction of a fingerprint scanner for increased security, and a rear-mounted heart rate monitor, make the Galaxy S5 standout from its peers.

Best Buy’s deal slices the S5’s price in half compared to that of AT&T, where the phone is only offered in black, white and Copper Gold. We think the S5’s unusual perforated rear panel looks great in a brighter color. You’ll have to be quick if you want to take advantage of Best Buy’s deal. It starts on August 17 both in-store and online, and runs only until August 23.

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