Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date for the US announced: October 17

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date for the US announced: October 17
Samsung today revealed the official launch date of its Galaxy Note 4 for the US: October 17. Interested customers will be able to pre-order the new handset starting tomorrow, September 19.

As previously reported, the Note 4 will be available to buy via Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. Pricing details haven’t been announced yet, though we expect the new device to cost as much as last year’s Note 3 (meaning $299 on contract). In addition to being available via all major US mobile carriers, the Galaxy Note 4 will also be sold at Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, Amazon, RadioShack, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club, and Target. Samsung says that only the black and white color versions of the new Note will be released on October 17, but we guess other colors (like bronze gold and blossom pink) will be available sometime after that.

The Note 4 builds on the success of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, and is one of this year’s most advanced smartphones. Highlight features include a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (and accurate colors!), enhanced S Pen, 16 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, 3.7 MP front-facing camera, and 3 GB of RAM. The North American version of the Note 4 is powered by a quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor, and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat (with an update to Android L likely coming shortly after Google launches the new version of the OS). You can find out more about the Galaxy Note 4 by checking out our hands-on of it, or our in-depth video overview.  

source: Samsung

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Galaxy Note 4
  • 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)



1. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

IMO they dropped the ball on release date. Should've been closer to the iPhone date so people could compare the 2. At least for those on the fence.

5. wilsong17 unregistered

Why would any one compare the note 4 to iPhone 6 clearly the note 4 is the winner

9. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I know a few that are considering both. And I agree, the Note's specs are insane. I'm going iPhone this yr, though. Switching it up.

35. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Don't do it i did it last year and regret it everyday you going to be highly disappointed

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The iPhone is basically the same. Nothing has changed other than size. What are you expecting with the iPhone 6 that it didnt have before? You wnat to finally experience changing keyboards? Android has this. Large size? Android has this. You wnat launchers that you can turn sidewyas even on the home screen, Android has this. You are going from featuristic to featureless.

57. bubblegum

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

that's very true!

73. Pinhead

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

You may find the iPhone the same, but it works a helluva lot better than the Note 3 or 4 with all its sloppy app choices.

75. hazeblaze777

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Ummm, no. Sure, Samsung for include some dumb apps that no one needs... But that's why they are all CHOICES. Overall though, there is not even any competition between iOS and Android on a Note 4. The inclusion of a stylus and multi window apps by itself make the Note SOOO much more productive than an iPhone. Android features are just generally better anyway, but the Not in particularly is still far more advanced than anything the iPhone 6 is offering... From screen display and quality, to battery life, to camera, to productivity features that actually make use of having a large screen. Even their implementation of one hand mood is superior.

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I myself was considering both. Remember you are not everyone.

74. Pinhead

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

The Note 4 will be a fine phone, just not a "refined phone."

11. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I think he meant compare them physically, in hand, ergonomically... otherwise yes, you are correct, there is no comparisson. Note 4 > iPhone 6+ Z3 Compact ±= Galaxy Alpha > iPhone 6

13. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011


23. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Samsung should have launched it right along when Apple launched iPhone6. Apple will cash in on sales till Oct 17. Sammy could have atleast put a dent in those "record" ssales figures.

43. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If Samsung launched in September, they would have done more harm to themselves then they would to Apple. They should have announced and launched their device in October. Aside from the loyal fans on the internet, everyone seems to have either forgotten about the Note 4 or just not give a damn entirely.

71. hazeblaze777

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I disagree. The Note 3 sold 5 million in its first month... Which is likely more than, or equal to, what the iPhone 6 Plus is going to sell in its first month. The Note 4 is a significant upgrade in quality & the added productivity features would have deterred some of the users swayed by the 6 Plus. Who knows how many buyers Apple won by having a one month head start... But considering that iPhone 6 sales are TWICE as big as iPhone 5 sales... I'm willing to wager that a large percentage of that increase is due to the timing of their launch.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Most of the iPhones are pre-orders and many may not get their device until October. There will be plenty time to compare. You dont have to get it the very first day. After all, we already know Apple will release 8.1 update in October to fix all the rush jobs that will break when 100's of people start using it.

53. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

some websites are stating that Note 4 will be launched on At&t on 14 Oct while on others on 17 Oct

28. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Why compare them? so you can find out which one you like more. Things can look amazing on paper but then you actually pick up the device and try it out it may not be the same as what you thought. (ie HTC M8, Xperia Z Ultra for me)

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They dropped the ball on not offering the gold version at launch! FML.

37. js0uth

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

yep. totally agree. samsung handed apple the ball and apple is going to take off even further. lol.

68. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im glad about this timing, as i will be on vacation, won't have to worry about any phone launch bs at work for this one :)

72. hazeblaze777

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yep, I agree. They should have been targeting a release 2-4 weeks before Apple's announcement. Phones would have been in more limited supply due to manufacturing constraints... But that would have only fed the hype. I have NEVER been a fan of the Note's design... Until the Note 4. The quality finally seems to be premium. I'm almost certain Samsung could have stolen ~1M customers from Apple with better timing for their announcement/launch window. The phone should have been announced the day, or day before pre-orders were going to open up; and been available for sale 1-2 weeks later... And should have been in people's hands generating buzz 2-4 weeks before Apple even had a chance to reveal their attempt at the market.


Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Long live the King!

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The beast HAS ARRIVED and it's cheaper than the ip6+

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The white looks so cool.

27. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

went black wit 6+...going white wit the edge

7. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's funny how tech sites make it look like sammy phones are ugly and have a bad design. When you look at the competition sammy has a very practical design language and it's the reason they sell the most of all android OEMS. The note line simple looks like a phone for business. It doesn't strike you like an ordinary fancy looking device. A share look at it tells you it's meant to do more.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And they fawn over the butt ugly IPhone 6 designs. But it's all subjective. I definitely feel that the Note 4 is much better looking than the iPhone 6 plus, and judging by all the IPhone users who are suddenly wanting cases (when they used to claim the never used a case), I'm not alone.

30. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

Well that's the thing with opinions and personal preference its not the same for everyone and honestly that's a good thing

8. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Not even the S6 will be better than this, just the processor and maybe the camera.

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