On September 3, Samsung officially introduced the newest Galaxy Note phablet, the Galaxy Note 4 (and the Galaxy Note Edge). While it’s never been a secret that the handset would launch sometime in October, a finalized date hadn’t been circled on the calendar just yet. That has finally changed for anyone who is anticipating picking up this flagship handset this year.
Samsung has officially announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 will begin on Friday, September 19, and that the handset will officially go on sale beginning October 17. From the press release:
“Samsung created the large screen smartphone category with the Galaxy Note and are on our fourth generation, a category others are just entering,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone.“
The Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, with a 2.7GHz quad-core processor under the hood and a 16-megapixel camera on the back with optical image stabilization. It’s running Android 4.4.4 KitKat right out of the box, along with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface. It has refinements and improvements to the S Pen accessory and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera. On September 15, it was reported that the Galaxy Note 4′s large display is the best used in any smartphone to date.
As expected, the national carriers have also chimed in, revealing their own Galaxy Note 4 plans. AT&T will have preorders starting September 19, and the device will go on sale October 17. The full retail price for the Galaxy Note 4 is $825.99, or $299 on a new, two-year contract. If you opt for AT&T’s Next 18, you’ll pay $0 down and $34.42 each month. Or, on AT&T Next 12, it’ll be $41.30 for 20 months.
Verizon’s preorders begin on September 19 as well. The device will cost $299.99 on a new, two-year agreement. The Big Red carrier has confirmed that Edge pricing will be available, but they haven’t divulged the necessary information just yet.
Finally, T-Mobile’s preorders will begin Wednesday, September 24. It’ll cost $0 up-front, and then $31.24 each month, for 24 months.
Do you plan on picking up a Galaxy Note 4?