AT&T and Verizon will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 today in the United States while the availability date is October 17th.
Today is Friday, September 18th, and two of the major carriers of the United States will start taking pre-orders of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 phablet. But on the same day Apple lovers can grab their new iPhones including Apple's first ever phablet-sized smartphone iPhone 6 Plus.
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So android vs. iOS competition begins today. But the android lovers can actually grab the Samsung Note 4 phablets on October 17th. They can now only pre-order the device via AT&T and Verizon. Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA trade show that was held in Berlin, Germany earlier this month. And Note 4 will go on sale at five U.S. carriers including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.
But two carriers, Verizon and AT&T, will start taking pre-orders earlier than the others. However, two other big U.S. carriers, Sprint and T-Mobile have already opened up pre-registrations. In fact, T-Mobile opened up pre-registrations on September 3rd and the company states that the "demand for the device has been high," according to PCMag. T-Mobile will start taking pre-orders from Wednesday, September 24.
And android lovers can buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet for $0 at T-Mobile. However, they have to pay $31.24 per month for the next 2 years. It means that the total amount they will pay is $749 which is in fact the same price a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus buyer will pay. So the heat is on between the two arch rivals, Apple and Samsung. And the android vs. iOS competition starts today.
"Samsung created the large screen smartphone category with the Galaxy Note and are on our fourth generation, a category others are just entering," Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America said. "The Galaxy Note 4 delivers a refined Note experience, and the latest technology that consumers want in their smartphone."
The 4th major U.S. carrier, Sprint, will start taking pre-orders on Friday, September 26th. But buyers can pre-register now. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a more durable metal frame and it will come in two colors: black and white.
Other features of the device include: a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 3.7MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilizer technology, advanced S Pen, Photo Note, Smart Select, an improved battery with Adaptive Fast Charging (50% of the battery will get charged in 30 minutes) and Ultra Power Saving Mode that offers up to 24 hours of standby time.
U.S. buyers can also grab the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 via major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club and Target.