Pocket-lint went hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S5 during Mobile World Congress in February but now you can have your own play with the new flagship phone prior to its official release on 11 April. And you don't have to be based in Korea either.

Phones 4u is offering customers a chance to grapple with Galaxy S5's in 10 of its stores up and down the UK today, 27 March, prior to opening pre-orders for the device tomorrow. You can head along to any of the participating stores in Birmingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Crawley or London to see live demonstrations of the phone's features and take part in interactive demos.

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Pre-orders for the handset through Phones 4u start at one minute past midnight tonight.

"We know that anticipation is quickly accelerating for the arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Our pre-registrations for the new handset have now reached an impressive five figures – the great British public clearly want to get their hands on Samsung’s newest addition to the Galaxy range," said Scott Hooton, chief marketing officer at Phones 4u.

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The full list of stores offering hands-on experiences today is:

• Birmingham, Bullring
• Cardiff, Queens Street
• Cambridge, Thurrock Lakeside
• Manchester, Trafford Centre
• Newcastle, Metrocentre Gateshead
• Glasgow, Dundee, Overgate Centre
• Crawley, Southampton
• London, Westfield White City
• London, Stratford Westfield
• London, Oxford Street