The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date in the U.S. is still broadly listed as October, but it’s starting to look like the phablet will beat the iPhone 6 Plus to most consumers.
Despite announcing the Galaxy Note 4 release date a week before the iPhone 6 event, we still don’t know when U.S. carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile plan to sell the Galaxy Note 4.
Apple arrived a week later and arguably three years late to the big screen revolution that Samsung continues to dominate in, and now it looks like demand for the iPhone 6 Plus outstrips supply by so much that most shoppers won’t be able to buy the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model until the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date arrives to deliver increased competition.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 in early September, but like the new Moto X release date that Motorola announced one day later, there is still no concrete date.
One reason for the far off Galaxy Note 4 release date is Apple’s power over carriers and the resources that an iPhone 6 release consumers. Apple already announced sales of four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units in the first 24 hours and in the days since the delivery times for the larger iPhone 6 Plus continues to slip farther into the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date can also consume a lot of resources, with over 10 million units sold in 60 days during the Galaxy Note 3 release last year.
It’s clear that carriers and even retailers like Best Buy and Target are laser focused on the iPhone 6 release date right now, which means we may not see the official Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders or release announced until after September 19th.
Even if it takes that long, there is still a good chance that the Galaxy Note 4 release date will beat the iPhone 6 for many shoppers.
Consumers who order the iPhone 6 Plus today can expect delivery on October 28th from Verizon, November 9th on AT&T and four to six weeks out on Sprint. Apple did not break down how many buyers chose the iPhone 6 Plus, but a combination of demand and supply means widespread availability is not likely until after the Galaxy Note 4 arrives on store shelves.
Even the AT&T iPhone 6 Plus we pre-orders at exactly 12:00 Pacific on September 12th is listed with a delivery after the rumored Galaxy Note 4 release date.
This is great news for Samsung who can count on consumers walking in to a carrier store looking to compare the bigger screen iPhone 6 Plus to the competition. There is good chance that some consumers will choose to by a Galaxy Note 4 right away, instead of waiting over a month for the iPhone 6 Plus to be in stock.
Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Note 4 release date for October, but two potential dates are floating around without any word from Samsung. There is a Galaxy Note 4 pre-order on Amazon with an October 3rd release date listed.
A previous report outlined Samsung’s plans for an October 10th, Galaxy Note 4 release date. This came from a dutch publication, Galaxy Club, and there is still no confirmation.
Even though Samsung is keeping the release details close to their chest, there is progress. The Galaxy Note 4 continues to pass roadblocks like passing through FCC and Bluetooth certification, which we traditionally see weeks before a release arrives on carriers.
The iPhone 6 release date arrives at the end of this week, but it looks like Apple may be playing catch up with iPhone 6 Plus stock well after the Galaxy Note 4 release date in October, even if it is not in the first week of the month.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 includes a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, S Pen for writing and interaction and a new and improved 16MP camera. Samsung also delivers an upgraded design with a metal frame and a soft touch back. The Galaxy Note Edge release is expected soon after the Galaxy Note 4 arrives on U.S. carriers.
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