Samsung Galaxy Note 4 US and global release date: here's what you need to know
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.