Galaxy S5 buyers to receive $500 in digital freebies from Samsung

Although Samsung has yet not revealed the pricing for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, the South Korean giant is all set with more than $500 worth of freebies to entice potential consumers. Samsung is offering limited free subscriptions to various premium services, paid apps, and cloud storage space, with the aim the make the Galaxy S5 experience more attractive to the future owners of the smartphone.

Samsung hopes to boost the appeal of its upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone by offering a slew of free premium app subscriptions with the handset. Prospective S5 owners will get more than $500 worth of “Galaxy Gifts” with their new phone when it hits store shelves in April. As you might expect, some of the apps included in the free app bundle have lame written all over them, while others are a pretty good deal. The Galaxy S5 will come with a year’s subscription to RunKeeper Elite ($20), a free 6-month subscription to The Wall Street Journal ($160), three months of Evernote Premium ($15), three months of LinkedIn Premium ($75) and a year’s subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek+ ($30).

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