It looks like Samsung is planning to win over smartphone shoppers with a slew of bundled goodies. The electronics giant is including an array of freebies with its just-announced Galaxy S5, with at least $576 in free apps and subscriptions listed on its website.
Those purchasing a Galaxy S5 will get a free six-month subscription to The Wall Street Journal ($160), a three-month LinkedIn Premium upgrade ($75), a one-year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek ($30), three months of Evernote Premium ($15) and 50 GB of free cloud storage through Box for six months ($60).
Other goodies include premium subscriptions to fitness apps such as Skimble and MapMyFitness, special PayPal deals and up to $10 in game credits for “Cut the Rope.” Samsung lists the full selection of freebies bundled with the Galaxy S5 on its website.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 last week at a press conference in Barcelona, as part of the Mobile World Congress tech exhibition. The follow-up to the Galaxy S4 features a slightly larger screen, a fingerprint sensor to lock and unlock the phone, an improved camera and a heart-rate monitor on the back of the phone. You can read more about the Galaxy S5 here.
The Galaxy S5 will launch in April on all the major American wireless carriers. Samsung has yet to announce a price.
This wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has tried to lure customers with special deals. The company also offers Galaxy Perks with its line of Galaxy TabPRO tablets, which include $25 worth of Google Play Store credit, one year of Gogo in-flight WiFi, three months of Hulu Plus for new users, and 50 GB of free Dropbox storage, among other offers.
The move could be an effort to ensure that Galaxy S5 sales don’t disappoint, as reports from July suggested that Galaxy S4 sales fell below investors’ original projections.
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