Vodafone has just announced to us via e-mail that they will be offering the gold version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 as an exclusive in the UK, making it available for pre-order from March 25th ahead of the smartphones April 11th release date.

Alongside the gold version the network will also be offering the black and white versions of the phone, but is taking a punt on the gold version given the iPhone 5S’ success when it launched in the same variation.

First announced during Mobile World Congress at the end of February, the S5 is a slight enhancement from its predecessor, featuring a 2.3GHZ quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor and a camera that can record and playback 4K video, it’s a great option for anyone looking for a new top-end smartphone.

And if that’s not enough for you, it’s also IP67 approved, which means it is both water-resistant and dust proof.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available to pre-order from Vodafone and a number of other retailers from March 25th, after which it will be available to buy in-store and online from April 11th.

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