Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been made official, we’re all anticipating a number of info updates regarding the Android powerhouse: including the full spec sheet and price tag. Granted we won’t receive either till late March, most likely around the same time the “All New HTC One” is announced, the company’s gone on to announce a suite of premium apps bundled with the handset.
The package looks to include a variety of services, subscriptions, and apps…for FREE. Bitcasa, Evernote, and LinkedIn will offer 3 months of premium services, while Bloomberg will give one year of free access to Businessweek and DropBox expands its storage allocation to 50GB for six months.
Here’s a look at some of the other apps coming preloaded onto the Galaxy S5.
Run Keeper – 1 year free premium service ($20 value)
Lark – 1 year premium service ($36 value)
Skimble – 6 months free premium service ($42 value)
Map My Fitness – 6 months free premium service ($36 value)
Wall Street Journal – Free 6 month subscription to Wall Street Journal ($160 value)
Bloomberg Businessweek + – Free Subscription: 12 Months ($30 value)
PayPal – Enjoy special offers (totaling $50 or more in value) from your favorite stores when you pay with PayPal
LinkedIn – Free LinkedIn Premium account for 3 months ($75 value)
EasilyDo Pro – Free app purchase ($5 value)
Blurb – Free $5 Coupon ($5 value)
Cut the Rope 2 – $10 in-game credits ($10 value)
Flick Dat – Free download of $2 paid app ($2 value)
Box – Free 50 GB for 6 months ($60 value)
Bitcasa – Free Premium Service: 1TB storage for 3 months ($30 value)
Evernote – Free Premium Service for 3 months ($15 value)
The entire suite package totals over $500 in savings. Not a bad deal, especially if you’re huge on Android apps. This will most likely give Samsung enough incentive to jack up the Galaxy S5 launch price to $300 (w/two-year contract), though we can only hope the company sticks to its traditional $200 price value.