Samsung Galaxy Note5: price and release date
Pre-orders of the Galaxy Note5 will start today, August 13, at 3PM EDT. The phablet will be available in the USA, unlocked and from carriers, on August 21. As for the price, the Note 5 will be put on the typical $299 on contract across the four major US carriers, while the unlocked price tag should hover around the 800 EUR or USD mark. That kind of pricing isn't easy to stomach, but the Note 5 is the very best mobile hardware and software package that Samsung is currently able to put on the market, so you know where your money is going!
In the U.S., the Galaxy Note5 will be available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – in 32GB and 64GB memory options. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy Note5. The device will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Costco Wholesale, Inc., Sam’s Club, Target and select Walmart stores. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability as they go.
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Verizon will carry the Note 5 in Black Sapphire and Pearl White.
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AT&T is offering new customers a $100 bill credit and $200 buyback credit if they jump to AT&T and turn in their old phone for a Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+. Current customers on AT&T Next can get at least a $200 trade in value for a Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, either as an instant credit or promotion card. Also, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV customers who switch to AT&T's wireless service will receive a $300 bill credit for each line they port in when they buy a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T Next.
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At T-Mobile, the Note 5 comes in Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors, while customers that order either phone from T-Mobile will receive a Netflix promotional code for a free year of service, so long as they pre-register by August 20th and order their phone by September 30th.
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Sprint also offers a $200 trade-in credit when customers turn in their old phone for a Galaxy Note5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, plus a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with activation and a new two-year service agreement. The Galaxy Note5 will be available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors on Sprint.
Starting tomorrow, August 14, one can also have an early look at both devices at more than 7,000 participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy locations across the U.S. The full list of participating locations is available here.
So, are you getting a Note 5? Yes? Lucky you! No? Fair enough! Tell us all about it in the comments.