Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Release Date Hits Snag

The Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date has hit another snag today just a ahead of Verizon’s highly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 release date.

Back in September, shortly after Samsung took the stage to confirm the Galaxy Note 4, U.S. carriers made confirmations of their own. Among them, Verizon, one of the United States’ most popular carriers and a likely destination for Galaxy Note 4 buyers. Verizon immediately revealed key Galaxy Note 4 details though, like other U.S. carriers, it did not confirm any of the key release date info that consumers were, and still are, after.


Several weeks after the Galaxy Note 4 launch, Verizon confirmed Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders and the Galaxy Note 4 price ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 release date. At the time, the company listed the device’s ship by dates for October 23rd. That date held even after its rivals, which include AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile, announced a firm October 17th release date.

Verizon did not confirm a release date and referred prospective buyers to the ship by dates listed on its website. Those shipping dates initially stayed at October 23rd though recently, Verizon pushed the white Galaxy Note 4 ship by date to October 31st, or, two weeks after the devices arrival in the United States and a week after Verizon’s expected Galaxy Note 4 release date.

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Today, we’ve spotted what appears to be another potential delay. Best Buy, one of the retailers taking Verizon Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders, originally listed the white Galaxy Note 4 with an online pre-order. Shortly after that, the device shifted to in-store pre-orders only. Now, the retailers online portal lists the white Galaxy Note 4 as “coming soon” with no way to pre-order it ahead of its release date.


This new snag means that those looking to buy the white Galaxy Note 4 are going to be faced with a few different options, none good. The first option is to buy through Verizon and wait until the device is ready to ship out. Often, carriers will ship out devices in advance of a ship by date so there’s a chance it could land before Halloween.

Buyers can also try to buy the white Verizon Galaxy Note 4 through Best Buy though stock appears to be limited. The black Verizon Galaxy Note 4 is still up for pre-order on Best Buy’s website. The other option is Amazon. Amazon is no longer taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 but it looks like it will start selling it later on this week.

While the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date is still unconfirmed, we know that the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date is inching closer. Yesterday, the carrier started shipping out Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders, both black and white, to consumers across the United States. Devices are expected to land today, and tomorrow, the latter of which is expected to serve as the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date. Amazon is listing an October 24th release date so October 23rd remains unconfirmed.

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Last week, Verizon posted its first Galaxy Note 4 accessory on its website, the official  S-View Flip Cover from Samsung. The $50 accessory appears to be available ahead of the Galaxy Note 4′s actual release date.The S-View Flip cover is just one of several official Galaxy Note 4 accessories that are set to arrive this year. The carrier also posted support documents for both the black and white Samsung Galaxy Note 4 variants. These documents offer basic tips and advice to Verizon Galaxy Note 4 owners.

Verizon is charging $299.99 for the Galaxy Note 4 on-contract but Samsung’s $200 trade-in deal still applies to the device because Verizon still hasn’t released the Galaxy Note 4. Verizon’s trade-in will be offered through today. This is, at this point, the only pre-release Verizon Galaxy Note 4 deal that’s still available and it knocks a significant chunk off the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 price.