The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in the US on October 17th, with preorders starting September 19th, i.e. tomorrow. Every major US carrier has committed to carrying Samsung's new large-screen stylus-equipped smartphone, and will all likely be offering pre-orders of their own at the same time. Additionally, Samsung is offering a $200 guaranteed trade-in on any working smartphone.
AT&T will be offering the Galaxy Note 4 in black or white (but not gold or pink) for $299.99 on a 2-year contract, as low as $34.42/month with AT&T Next, and $825.99 for the off-contract full retail price.
Verizon's 2-year contract price is also $299.99, though they will additionally offer the phone in gold and haven't stated pricing for their Edge upgrade program.
Sprint subscribers will be able to pre-order on Friday the 26th. Sprint is offering the phone through Easy Pay for 24-monthly-payments of $30.
T-Mobile customers will be able to grab the Note 4 for zero down and $31.24 for 24 months, though they won't be taking pre-orders until September 24th at 12 noon Eastern time (9:00 am Pacific). Though they'll still be available on the 17th of October.
The Galaxy Note 4 is possibly Samsung's most impressive smartphone yet. It brings a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a sturdy metal frame that's very clearly in the same design family as the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. It's equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 3.7-megapixel front shooter. Powering all of this is a beast of a processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, with running four cores at 2.7GHz, 32GB of internal storage plus microSD expansion, and 3GB of RAM — all in a slim 8.5mm housing. And it's running the latest version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
Be sure to check out our hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for our initial impressions of the device, the full Galaxy Note 4 specs sheet, the crazy new stuff that S Health can do on the Note 4, and even a set of fancy cases and pens from Mont Blanc that trigger custom software.
Of course, there's the question of how it stacks up against the other phones on the market. So we compared the Galaxy Note 4 to the LG G3. And, for giggles, against the now-tiny iPhone 5s, though that comparison's about to be obsoleted by tomorrow's launch of the iPhone 6 and the even-larger iPhone 6 Plus.
More: $200 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 trade-in offer (not currently live... but it will be)
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