A number of new Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date details have emerged today as we head deeper into the fall and away from the initial Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date in the United States.
In September, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4, its brand new Galaxy Note model that’s replaced the Galaxy Note 3 as its flagship smartphone. Shortly after the Galaxy Note 4 launch, U.S. carriers announced plans to release the Galaxy Note 4 as a competitor for devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and LG G3.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 release has been confusing to say the least though we’re finally starting to see the final details emerge, a week after the Galaxy Note 4 release date landed at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.
Earlier this week, Verizon started shipping out Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders to consumers across the United States. Devices that did not land yesterday are expected to arrive on door steps today. Today was also expected to serve as the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 in-store release date and it appears that the carrier might have some stock available to those looking to go hands-on before they buy.
Several new Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date details have emerged today and they offer a more precise look at a release date that’s been causing problems for consumers looking into the Galaxy Note 4. First and foremost, it looks like the black Verizon Galaxy Note 4 is now available to buy online. Verizon’s website no longer lists a pre-order (there’s no ship by date or availability date listed) and consumers can now add it to the cart like any other smartphone that’s on its web portal.
It also looks like the company is offering a “Check Availability” feature for those that wish to buy it in store. We’ve searched several zip codes in California and it looks like the Galaxy Note 4, the black model, is available right now for in-store pickup. The in-store pickup option did not emerge for all zip codes and we were unable to see it listed on another computer. We suggest calling ahead to make sure that stores do in fact have stock available.
Verizon’s white Galaxy Note 4 is still listed with an October 31st release date so it looks like that color is still delayed. There is no in-store pickup option for the white model and we imagine that it won’t show up until the end of the month when Verizon releases the phone into the wild. Consumers looking for the white model will want to call ahead and check for stock.
Yesterday, we received word that many Verizon Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders are now available to pickup at Best Buy. Those that ordered through Best Buy will want to move quick because Best Buy will give the pre-order away after 48 hours. Those that pre-ordered through Best Buy will want to check their email because the retailer has started sending out confirmations.
Speaking of Best Buy, the retailer is now completely sold out of Verizon Galaxy Note 4 models online. Both the black and white Verizon Galaxy Note 4 models are now listed as sold out and it’s not clear when stock is going to return. Those looking to buy through Best Buy might have better luck going through a retail location. Again, it would be wise to call ahead.
Finally, Amazon is listing the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 again, price included, though the retailer is temporarily out of stock. Consumers that are interested in the device can still order and the retailer will simply send an alert once stock is made available. We expect it to come back into stock in the near future, perhaps as early as tomorrow.
These details come shortly after a Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition popped up on Samsung’s website. The device is listed with a surprise $662.53 price tag, cheaper than the regular model off-contract ($699) though that price tag may not hold. It’s possible that that is just a place holder as Samsung and Verizon continue their final Galaxy Note 4 release prep behind the scenes. The device itself is a bit of a surprise given that Samsung and Verizon failed to confirm its release in September.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition will be similar to the regular model though it will come with an unlocked bootloader that will allow users to tinker with the software and install custom software. It’s a perk that typically comes with a premium price point.