Samsung announces US Galaxy Note 4 availability

Over the past couple days now we’ve had a number of opportunities to talk about Samsung’s release plans for its new Galaxy Note models. First we were running some theories about possible Note Edge pricing, before hearing about an accelerated start to the Note 4’s release in South Korea. Today we turn our attention to the US, instead, as Samsung formally the start of Note 4 pre-orders tomorrow, in advance of the phone’s release on October 17.

Samsung’s announcement has subsequently prompted statements from a number of US carriers, who add to this story with the pricing info we’ve been looking for. AT&T, for one, will offer the Note 4 for about $300 on contract (no surprise there), or $826 off-contract, slightly steeper than we might have guessed. Things are a little more affordable over as T-Mobile, where the installment payments the carrier asks for total just about $750 over two years.

We’ll update this post as we hear about pricing info from the other carriers, as well. And while this Note 4 release news is coming in, we’ve yet to hear any more about when to plan for the Note Edge to land. Though based on these now-confirmed Note 4 prices, we wonder if we maybe shouldn’t revise our estimate about what the Note Edge might sell for – if it really could go for 30 percent more than the Note 4, these numbers now suggest a $975-1075 range. Understandably, we’re hoping that doesn’t prove to be the case.

Update: Sprint has weighed-in as well, and its Note 4 will go for $720.

Source: Samsung, T-Mobile, AT&T
Via: BGR

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