European mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has revealed that pre-registration figures for Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone have already surpassed pre-registration figures for last year’s Galaxy S4.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 mere days ago, and already the handset has received 130 per cent more pre-registrations than the Galaxy S4 had during its 10-day pre-registration period in 2013. Carphone Warehouse suggests Samsung’s latest flagship could become a "record breaking handset before it even reaches stores".

The Samsung Galaxy S5, which unveiled on 24 February at Mobile World Congress, is an upcoming Android smartphone created by Samsung, and serves as the immediate successor to the Galaxy S4. It is expected to release on 11 April. Key device features include an improved build quality, dust and water resistance, enhanced user experience, more security features, a fingerprint reader and an updated camera.

Beyond the European market, it is worth noting that US-based carrier T-Mobile also recently announced that its pre-registration page for the Galaxy S5 garnered more than 100,000 pre-sale inquiries within two days. In fact, T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert tweeted that the Galaxy S5 hit a new pre-registration record.

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You can now pre-register for the Galaxy S5 at Carphone Warehouse's website. Once you've submitted your contact information, Carphone Warehouse will send you the "latest news, offers and those vital order dates direct to your interest". It's free to pre-register your interest. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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