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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, the latest version of the handset widely considered the first “phablet,” will go on sale on October 17 in the United States, Samsung announced on Thursday. Preorders will start on September 19th.
While the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 will be available next month, [company]Samsung[/company] isn’t sharing availability details for the Galaxy Note Edge, so it’s safe to assume that it won’t go on sale at the same time. The Note Edge has a unique (or daft) curved right hand side-display, and is expected to be more expensive than the standard Galaxy Note 4. Both Note handsets will be packed with a number of high-end features, including a 2560 x 1440 AMOLED screen, a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor, and Samsung’s S-Pen stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, another announced Samsung device that looks to be a good fit for the United States market, is also not currently publicly scheduled to get a release in the United States.
[company]T-Mobile[/company] will be taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4, which will cost $750 but can be purchased for 24 monthly payments of $31.24. AT&T will offer the Note 4 for $299.99 on-contract. Other carriers are expected to announce pre-order details as well.
It’s probably not a coincidence that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 are starting on the same day that Apple’s long-awaited big phone, the iPhone 6 Plus, goes on sale. While much of the United States queues up in lines or waits for the postman to bring their new iPhone, there will certainly be a group of Samsung and Android fans excited to pre-order their new Galaxy Note 4.