Many of us were surprised when Samsung opened up U.S. pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 5 the same day as its announcement, and it turns out the carriers are ready and willing to ship them ahead of the true sale date of August 21. Over in our Note 5 forums, dozens of members have already placed their orders from various carriers and have received shipping notices — a lucky few have even already received their Note 5s.

We have an order in for a Note 5 from Verizon and have an estimated delivery date of August 18 — not quite as early as some are getting it, but still three full days before it goes on sale officially.

Do you have a Galaxy Note 5 pre-order that has already shipped, or even arrived? Hop into the forums and let us know!

"I've ordered my Galaxy Note 5" (Order & Shipping Discussion)