Android flagship runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a 5.1 inch 1920 x 1080px OLED screen, 16 MP main and 2.1 MP front facing cameras, 2.5Ghz quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM and a choice of 16 or 32 GB of internal memory.
Virgin Mobile USA has promised to release its version of the S5 sometime in May for an undisclosed price. Virgin is running a contest with a Samsung Galaxy S5 as the grand prize. To enter you just need to register at www.virginmobileusa.com/gs5 to be notified when the as Virgin Mobile Galaxy S5 will be available.
The contest gives us some clues to the VM S5's price and release date. Contest entries close Tuesday, May 6. I suspect that means the VM Galaxy S5 will be released on or shortly after that date.
The fine print of the contest rules says the Virgin Mobile S5 has a ERV (estimated retail value) of $599.99. That probably means $599.99 will Virgin Mobile's price on launch day. While that's alot of money, it is $50 less than Sprint's list price of $649.99 for the postpaid 16 GB S5. While it's great to finally be getting the latest phones on Sprint's prepaid brands, the fact is that the latest flagship phones are expensive beasts.
Unless you absolutely must have the latest tech, I recommend waiting a month or two. Virgin Mobile has a history of launching new phones at all the market can bear prices and then substantially dropping the price a bit latter. If you are willing to wait until July, I bet you will be able to pick up a Virgin Mobile S5 for around $499.99.
By all means enter the contest, it's easy and if you don't win the S5 there are four consolation prizes of [drumroll], $35 Virgin Mobile refill PIN cards.
Source Virgin Mobile via HowardForums