With Apple having claimed to ship 10 million units over the iPhone 6 launch weekend, Samsung now feel the need to expedite the Galaxy Note 4 release in an attempt to compete with the device, which they see as a direct competitor.
Consequently, Samsung are speeding up the Note 4 launch and will start with South Korea by making the device available the day after the announcement, which is ahead of its October launch.
Currently this only affects South Korea so it’s unsure how this will play out in the rest of the world, but Samsung are expecting to ship 15 million units in just 30 days.
With such an ambitious goal, do you think Samsung will achieve this, and more importantly will it make a difference?
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Seems the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has received a rather well-timed set of announcements from all the major carriers. Some are a bit more up front and open about details than others.
T-Mobile will start pre-orders on September 24th at 9 a.m. Pricing is set at $0 down with $31.24 a month as your payment for 24 months.
AT&T is a little more convoluted in their announcement and availability, especially since they multiple purchasing options. They are the first to offer pre-orders though with the date being September 19th. That is tomorrow. With expected shipping on October 14th. They don’t go out of their way to say it will be launched officially October 17th, but rather that “Full retail sales will be announced at a later date.” I wonder if they are banking on pre-order to deplete stocks. Pricing will depend on you. Next 18 will be $34.42 per month and Next 12 will be $41.30 per month. A new two-year contract puts it at $299.99 and full retail is $825.99.
Verizon is about as forth coming with information as ever. Basically they don’t say much of anything in their news releases. What they do let us know though is that the Note 4 will be available for pre-order starting September 19th. Pricing offers up the same $299.99 two-year contract price as AT&T. They don’t offer the monthly details on the Verizon Edge program. Assuming they are pricing the device at $825.99 like AT&T, then on the Edge program is should be in the neighborhood of 41.29 for 20 months. That is just a guess though.
I heard from Sprint prior to thinking that I should think about the other guys. Sprint is putting the Note 4 up for pre-order on September 26th with a launch date set for October 17th. Pricing is $0 down and $30 a month for 24 months. However, they list the SRP at $720 (excluding tax).
None of them detail any color options. However, Samsung’s press release mentions Charcoal Black and Frost White. They also state that the Note 4 launches October 17th. While a few of the big guys above didn’t want to push that date out just yet. Samsung also tosses in US Cellular in their news, but US Cellular hasn’t published anything official yet. I think it is pretty safe to assume that they will be launching on the 17th of October also.
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T-Mobile was among the first wireless providers to announce specific details as it pertains to the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pre-orders for the device begin at the Un-carrier on Wednesday, September 24 at 9AM PDT. Pricing is listed at $0 down and $31.24 monthly for 24 months which equates to a total cost of $749.76 when it’s all said and done.
Don’t forget that T-Mobile promises the best trade-in price in the industry; keep that in mind if you’re thinking of switching service providers and dumping your old phone.
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I love my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, not just for its stunning Super AMOLED display, or best in class hardware (2013), but I truly am in love with it because of its functionality. I truly love the S Pen, and no I don’t need it all of the time but when I need the stylus it sure comes in handy. True multitasking with split screens is also something I can no longer live without on my smartphone.
Some can argue we have reached a point in hardware where most people won’t notice significant changes in speed, resolution or usability. Phones like the LG G3, HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2, Oneplus One, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 all have very similar hardware. Phone manufacturers are digging deep to dig into niche markets to grab new customers like the HTC One M8 having an all-aluminum body for design enthusiasts and two loud stereo speakers for music enthusiasts.
Samsung continues to innovate, despite claims that they copy manufacturers like Apple. No one does it better than Samsung when it comes to having a stylus integrated into a cell phone. In Samsung’s latest commercial they show off the new features of the Note 4 stylus and my favorite feature is ability to take a photo of handwritten notes and sending the image to S Note(Galaxy Note app for use with the stylus) to edit on screen with the stylus. The commercial tends to strike a chord with me because I am a chemist and I use my Note 3 daily for work so I can’t wait to get my hands on the Note 4 for its added features in software, in addition to that incredible QHD screen it’s arriving with.
Check out the commercial for yourself here.
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Samsung finally announced at IFA 2014 its latest entry in the Galaxy Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and it’s every bit as impressive as we were expecting. Although its phablet form-factor isn’t to everybody’s liking, it’s undoubtably Samsung’s most powerful device year after year, something that has happened since its first iteration with the first Galaxy Note. To commemorate its long running family of devices, and perhaps to bring to light exactly how far it has come, Samsung has released an infographic comparing the Galaxy Note series over the years. Click the thumbnail to see the full infographic:
Predictably, the Note 4 is the best of the bunch, with the best processor, best camera and biggest battery the Galaxy Note family has ever seen. Even as this is the case, it’s interesting to see exactly how far Samsung’s, and indeed all, devices have come technologically over the last four years – who would have thought we’d have 2.7GHz processors in 2014 when the first Galaxy Note came out?
What do you think about the information in this infographic? Is the Galaxy Note 4 going to be your next phone purchase? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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HTC have their DotView case, LG have their QuickCircle, and Samsung had their S View case, but now they’ve brought a new accessory to the party with the Note 4′s LED flip cover.
Unlike most cases that reveal a portion of the screen to display crucial information such as notification count or missed calls, the Galaxy Note 4′s LED flip cover accessory uses LED’s in the front of the case to display text and icons while the devices display is turned off.
The LED”s can display battery consumption, notifications, music playback, and the current time. It’s not clear at this point just how easy it will be for 3rd-party apps to hook into this feature, but a pretty cool addition to the Note 4 nonetheless.
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Looks like Sprint really wants to make a name for themselves today. Not long after the new device announcements from Samsung, they put out their own press release alerting us that they will not only carry the Galaxy Note 4, but also the Note Edge and the Gear VR.
Sprint’s announcement states that they will be the only US carrier to offer the trio of devices. The Galaxy note 4 and Note 4 Edge will pack the Sprint Spark high-speed data ability and I am sure it will carry along Wi-Fi calling and free International Wi-Fi calling too.
“Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge powered by Sprint Spark and Samsung Gear VR continue our tradition of working with Samsung to innovate and bring our customers advanced features they appreciate. We make it easier than ever to choose Sprint for Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge with the Sprint Family Share Pack boasting the best deal on shared data. Or enjoy all of the robust features of Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge without hesitation if you choose the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan offering unlimited talk, text and data on America’s newest network at one low price without surprising overage charges. Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge with the benefit of Sprint Spark and the value of our rate plans is a no-brainer decision for anyone looking for an innovative device at the right price.”
Pricing and specific launch dates hven’t been made available yet. Sprint does have a pre-register page set up with October listed. We already heard the Note 4 would launch in October, so that isn’t all that new. I don’t know is the Note 4 Edge and Gear VR will make an appearance at the same time or not though. I would suspect at the very least that the Gear VR would since it needs to be paired up with the Note 4. Having both available at launch time would make for an interesting packaged deal.
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Have we reached complete, utter, smartphone product launch saturation? Nah. Here’s another one. LG’s latest (and not unexpected) announcement has some charm of its own, fusing a G3-esque body and UI with a 5.5-inch screen and a new stylus that looks like it’ll slide into the phone. (LG’s prior stylus models sometimes had the pen accessory float around separately — it wasn’t a good thing.)
It won’t house the same incredible screen as the G3 flagship, unfortunately. In fact, the display is a less-than-mediocre 960 x 540 resolution, yeesh. LG’s pegging the giant phone at a keener price-point — one it hasn’t shared in the announcement — which could make an interesting option for those pining for sketching skills sans flagship prices. There’s a quad-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera without the laser-beam focus to round out the notable hardware points and it’ll first land in Brazil, before rolling out across Asia and Europe. Oh and it will be making an appearance at IFA — as will we. We’ll let you know how it fares in the flesh.
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