The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date continues to firm up ahead of the official announcement as another very specific Galaxy Note 4 release date window has emerged ahead of October.
Back on September 3rd, Samsung took the stage at its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 launch event and introduced several new products including an Apple Watch competitor called Gear S, a new product category in the Galaxy Note Edge, and an iPhone 6 Plus competitor dubbed Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy Note 4 is the company’s new flagship Galaxy Note and it will challenge the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for supremacy this fall.
Problem is, we still don’t have a specific Galaxy Note 4 release date and with an iPhone 6 release confirmed for Friday, many consumers are starting to get anxious ahead of the announcement.
The specific Galaxy Note 4 release date remains missing in action but we have seen Samsung’s device make some progress behind the scenes as it inches toward the confirmed Galaxy Note 4 release date in October. Recently, we’ve seen it pass through Bluetooth certifications and the FCC, two bodies that need to look it over before it can be released. The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Galaxy Note 4 variants have all cruised past the FCC on their way to shelves. However, a specific release date remains uncertain.
In recent days, we’ve seen two October release dates pop up. Dutch retailers have pointed to an estimated Galaxy Note 4 release on October 10th. A more recent listing on Amazon points to October 3rd. Neither date is concrete and today, we have another very specific Galaxy Note 4 release window to toss into the hat ahead of Samsung’s confirmation.
According to UK retailer Clove, the Galaxy Note 4 release date, at least in the United Kingdom, should arrive the week of October 13th. It doesn’t call out a specific release date which means that it’s expecting it anywhere from October 13th to October 17th. While this applies to the UK, the UK is typically on the front lines of key Samsung releases which means that we could see a global release that week as well. The United Kingdom was among the first to the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy S4.
The retailer also confirms the Galaxy Note 4 price and says that the device can now be ordered for £479.17 (£575 inc. VAT). That is for the SIM-free international Galaxy Note 4 variant. Galaxy Note 4 pricing will almost certainly vary depending on retailer, carrier and region so consumers shouldn’t invest too much into this pricing yet.
Unfortunately, these details do nothing to confirm the specific Galaxy Note 4 release date itself. Samsung and its carrier partners remain silent about the Galaxy Note 4 release in the U.S and at the moment, it’s still not clear as to when the Galaxy Note 4 will arrive on shelves to compete against the iPhone 6, LG G3, and HTC One.
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both set to arrive this Friday which means that they will almost certainly beat the Galaxy Note 4 to shelves in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The Galaxy Note 4 release date remains out of reach, we do know what to expect from the Galaxy Note 4 specs. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be loaded up with new features including a new 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm, 16MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, new design that features plastic and metal, 32GB of storage, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, new software, and a brand new S Pen.
It will replace the Galaxy Note 3 as the company’s flagship and join the new Galaxy Note Edge as the company’s two large screen smartphone options during the holidays.