Samsung Galaxy Note 4 US and global release date: here's what you need to know
posted by Peter K. / Oct 08, 2014, 2:34 AM
If you've been eyeing Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 powerhouse of a phablet with anticipation and counting the days until you'll be able to gently take it in your hands, then do not fret, as with each day you are getting closer and closer to the S Pen-wielding device. Certain versions of it (powered by Samsung's in-house octa-core Exynos SoC) are already on the shelves in certain markets across Asia, but the rest of the world will have to wait a little more before the Galaxy Note 4 arrives. Nevertheless, the wait is almost over.
We suppose that there are a lot of potential adopters of the Snapdragon 805-equipped phablet that are still eagerly waiting for the device, thus we decided to summarize what we know so far regarding the global market launch and the availability of the Note 4. Then again, Samsung itself gave us some insight about the release of the device, yet the USA was not included in the giant's handy infographic. We already know that the device will officially be available on October 17, but those of you who pre-order it will be able to get it earlier (or later) depending on the carrier they choose.
|Country/carrier||Available for pre-order||Price with 2-year contract||Pre-orders ship on||Price sans contract|
|USA - Verizon||Yes||$299.99||10/23/2014||$699.99|
|USA - AT&T||Yes||$299.99||10/14/2014||$825.99|
|USA - Sprint||Yes||$299.99||10/17/2014||$720|
|USA - T-Mobile||Yes||$0 ($31.24/month)||10/17/2014||$749.76|
|USA - US Cellular||TBA||-||-||-|
As far as the rest of the world is concerned, the Galaxy Note 4 might arrive a tad earlier - as soon as October 10 in the UK and India, for example. Most Western European countries, as well as Australia and select Middle East markets, will be treated to the phablet at the same time as the USA, on October 17. The Galaxy Note 4 will be launched in even more regions on October 24 - fans from Eastern Europe and Russia, Mexico, select African and Asian countries will be able to lay their hands on the phablet roughly after a fortnight or so.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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Those are some tasteful colour options... :\
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 2:35 AM 1
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Who is interested in S-Pen? Note 1,2,3 has S-Pen and it seems all are gimmick and useless.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 9:59 AM 0
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The pen can be surprisingly useful when you "LEAST" expect it. Due to it being more 'pinpoint' and small, your more accurate with it. Ever not want to touch your phone cause of the crap you have on your hands or fingers? Ever play a game that requires pinpoint precision at times (seriously, I misclicked on things more times than I want to admit). Plus the software that incorporates the Spen can have its perks. Its really something thats comes in handy when you dont expect it to. If you treat it likes its the main use of the device, then your overestimating it, its a tool, nothing more or less that you can use, think of it as such.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 2:41 PM 0
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I always wondered why ATT always charges more for the device off-contract vs any other carrier. In fact ATT in many cases cost can be higher than actually buying the phone from the manufacturer. Then I found out why. Because ATT uses GSM, they charge more to bring the price closer to the International. versions of the phone, which in most cases are also GSM. Also, because compared to other carriers, ATT has more business customers and business don't care what phones cost because it is a 100% tax write off. VZW and Sprint tend to charge only $50 on average above the typical retail price of $650.
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 11:24 AM 0
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I think they charge more because they want do discourage someone from buying it outright. They want you either on a 2yr contract, or using their "rental" program (which is a contract without being a contract).
posted on Oct 08, 2014, 6:08 PM 0
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