Ocean Blue Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB backordered in the US

Ocean Blue Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB backordered in the US
Starting today, August 24, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is officially available to buy in the US. One particular variant of the smartphone seems to be in high demand (or maybe Samsung hasn't made enough of it), and, if you order it, you'll have to wait until September, or even October to receive it. We're talking about the Ocean Blue Galaxy Note 9 with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space, which costs $1,249.99 and is backordered pretty much anywhere Stateside.

Samsung says it can not ship the unlocked Ocean Blue Galaxy Note 9 512 GB before September 9. Verizon's version has an estimated ship date of October 12, AT&T's variant is expected to arrive between September 13 and September 18, while T-Mobile's variant will arrive between September 19 and September 26. As for Sprint, the fourth largest US carrier doesn't offer the Galaxy Note 9 512 GB at all.


Meanwhile, all other Galaxy Note 9 models (Ocean Blue 128 GB, Lavender Purple 128 GB, and Lavender Purple 512 GB) have pretty normal shipping dates. However, depending on where you're buying your new Note from, you may still have to wait until next week to get it.

How was/is your experience buying or pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, if any?  

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

Typing this on my lavender 512GB Note 9.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Responding from my 512 Ocean Blue, with a 256 gig Samsung Evo Pro SD card. 768 gig of bad ass. Picked up my Galaxy Watch a few hrs ago. Lotsa new features.

41. luis.aag90

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Cool! '

2. jackwins

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

DAMN THAT SUCKS!!!! I preordered directly from Samsung the second it was available to preorder and now there's a wait? Great job Samsung! (sarcasm intended) Samsung better get theses Note 9's out ASAP, the Pixel 3 is close on its heels.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yeah but the pixel 3 looks ugly

37. miketer

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

The XL version you mean

3. mrguy

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I preordered my note 9 512gb blue, it didnt even come today. I have to wait for mine

4. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The Note 9 seems to be doing better than I thought. That's nice.

7. kajam

Posts: 222; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

I got mine Tuesday from T-Mobile

8. rabramson2443 unregistered

Maybe you can sell it during your next medical emergency and go back to the Note 8 that's in your bottom drawer.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

512 gb is a monster. I wonder what would someone do with that storage?

13. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Record a lot of 4k videos... or ya know, download some personal entertainment ;)

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna track my Vette more, and the storage will come in handy. I may store all the big vids on my SD card. I moved everything to my internal storage, so I have 238 free SD card gigs.

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Glad I pre-ordered. The Blue has a very nice metallic hue to it vs the original Blue that appeared on the Note 7, which was a bit flat. I wished they had 2 tones the blue with gold again though. The phone looks great. Doesn't feel or look any bigger than the 8. Feels solid! I haven't turned them on yet and had them since yesterday. I wanted to exchange my 128GB for a 512Gb and VZW said, they won't be selling the 512GB in stores for awhile, if ever.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The new Blue is nice, more of a Samsung logo Blue than the old Coral Blue. I'm sitting here waiting to get off as my phone sits at my house in the shipping box :(

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

It's really nice, because at certain angles' it looks like a darker tone, like a darker purple/bluish hue to almost black in a dark place. Looks far better than the Coral Blue, which I still love to this day. I got to play with it when I tried to exchange one of them and it is fast. Of course I haven't bogged it down with apps yet. But it was flying with just the 6GB it has on display and I didn't see a lot of bloat either. Basically it looks exactly like the Note 8 UI. It was clean, fast, very responsive. I'm trying to wait for my screen protectors and cases before I use them. May be a couple days.

34. Nephilimwrites

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

I'm so jealous. Paying 1200 dollars to wait until the end of October is bs.

18. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Seems like samsung themselves were underestimating the note 9; was not expecting that many units to be preordered.

21. tysparks81

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

So I pre-ordered the 512GB in Blue on Aug. 10 at about 11am, the phone has been listed as being back-ordered since I placed my order. At what the phone costs there should have been no back-orders. At this point I really don't have many options other than to wait, but it really sucks that some people have received them and others are left hearing that it won't be available to ship until Sept. 7th

33. Nephilimwrites

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

I was told oct 21st. Feel lucky. I preordered it aug 10th at 7am az time. I picked lavender 512gb

22. murtaxarzv

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 13, 2017

tooo goood ...BLOCKBUSTER NOTE 9

23. murtaxarzv

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 13, 2017

SO TIME FOR QUEUES...

27. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I didn't think the 512gb would've been so popular until I tried to order one for a customer and I saw it isn't shipping until Oct 12.

29. Wazupmrg

Posts: 198; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Jesus you guys are idiots. Having to put "or maybe they didn't make enough" to nullify a huge demand by customers. When the i phone X ran out several times, you guys didn't say crap about maybe they didn't make enough. Your bias is sickening.

30. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

IKR, iPhoneX ran out, they said it's because huge demand, while other news said Apple reduce component orders multiple times.. This time they said Samsung didn't make enough, while on other news: - Note 9 beat S9 pre-order - Note 9 512GB get more pre-order than the 128GB model The bias on this site is just too obvious nowadays.. Probably because it's near the new iPhone launch.

32. Nephilimwrites

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

Pre ordered 8/10/2018 512gb lavender. Just got an update today that it won't be until October 21st, no freebies, no nothing. Even though i preordered it the day it was available. This is crap, i don't even want it anymore. I already have the note 8. #verizonsucks #verizionwheresmynote9 #verizon1200dollarphonefor2mknthwaitwtf

36. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If you pre-ordered you should still be able to get your free stuff. That sucks if not, but phone will still be worth it

35. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well this sucks, I have to wait also. I knew the note 9 would do good but I never thought I would have to wait.

40. Krjal

Posts: 438; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

This is the same in Australia too. I had a pre-order and even then almost missed out. Aussie pre-order deal for the 512GB at the base model price would've been worth it even with the wait but I'm thrilled I've got it already.

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