Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Release Date Breakdown
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is officially available in the United States as of August 19th. Here, in an effort to help those looking to buy Samsung’s next big thing, we break down the launch and release date with details, pricing, color options deals and more for potential buyers.
Samsung took the stage in New York and officially unveiled the new Note 7 on August 2nd. Offering a big display with tons of features we know and love from the Galaxy S7, but with everything that makes the Note lineup great. Combining the Note 5 and Galaxy S7 into one bigger, better, more powerful and more capable Galaxy Note 7.
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As expected the new Galaxy Note 7 has double the storage, with 64GB by default, a micro-SD slot, water resistance, and is completed by a new Iris eye scanner for world-class security. Just to name a few of many new features. Pre-orders arrived early for some, and everyone else can order it now or head to a store of choice and grab one right now.
Last year the Note 5 arrived to plenty of excitement and lots of success, but many were frustrated by the lack of storage and the small battery. Now, with the new Galaxy Note 7 we have a similar awesome design and a new curved screen, but there is plenty of storage and the biggest battery of any Note to date, coming in at 3,500 mAh. That all said, here’s what you need to know.
Last week T-Mobile started charging pre-orders and sending out shipping notices, and the same thing happened on Verizon. It looks like those two carriers started shipping early, with both AT&T and Sprint delivering the phones today, August 19th, which is the official launch date.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date is officially August 19th. Right now all major carriers have the phone not to mention it is available from Best Buy, Amazon, Samsung.com, Target, Staples, Sam’s Club Walmart and select other locations. Users can walk in and get it right this minute.
As for Europe, the Note 7 will be released on September 2nd and pre-orders kicked off on August 16th. That is good news considering the Note 5 was never released for that region. We’re also hearing many carriers will be shipping orders on the 20th, ahead of September 2nd.
This is one of the earliest release dates in history for the Note series, similar to last year when it was made available one week after being announced. The fact that Samsung’s able to do this with three color options on such a powerful phone, and with a curved screen, is pretty impressive.
New reports from the Korea Herald state that a Chinese version of the Galaxy Note 7 will have 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM for improved performance and multitasking. It will be released soon, but don’t expect it to be available anywhere else. Reason being these specs match many other phones in the region, which was needed to be competitive. The market isn’t nearly as saturated in the U.S. with those kind of options.
All major carriers in the United States have the phone as of the 19th, but stock may be limited. In fact, one AT&T store near me only had two available in-store. They’re all offering deals and incentives, so make sure to ask for a free SD card or Gear Fit 2.
As for smaller carriers, we have a few details but not all. We know US Cellular will have the phone, Cricket, MetroPCS and others could join them as well. Stay tuned for more details.
Galaxy Note 7 Pre-Orders
On August 2nd Samsung confirmed pre-orders would be available starting August 3rd from almost all partners. As expected, some US carriers will offer it early and have some special deals to entice buyers. T-Mobile is getting in on it early by starting them the night of August 2nd, and offering a free 256GB micro-SD card, among other things.
As an added bonus, those who buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before August 28th can get a free Samsung Gear Fit 2, or a 256GB micro-SD for all the storage users will ever need. This deal is from Samsung, and all partners are offering it as well, as in all carriers in the US. Meaning it will be well worth it to pre-order or be an early buyer, as a 256GB micro-SD card isn’t cheap.
Best Buy is offering the same, and promises to have the free goodies available in-store, rather than waiting for them to be mailed like the others.
Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders are now shipping from all major carriers in the United States. Here are links to buy the phone from each major carrier and pricing for those interested. Get yours today.
- Verizon Galaxy Note 7 – $36.00 a month or $864
- AT&T Galaxy Note 7 – $29.34 a month or $879 outright
- T-Mobile Galaxy Note 7 – $32.50 a month or $849
- Sprint Galaxy Note 7 – $35.42 a month or $850
It’s worth mentioning that AT&T has the highest price, but also offers the most monthly payment choices. Sprint has a 2-year agreement where the phone is free after a $349 main-in-rebate, and all of the monthly payments get the phone in users hands for free. T-Mobile was asking $69 up front but has since removed that option and are issuing refunds to anyone who paid it.
The best route is likely AT&T for cheap monthly payments, or T-Mobile for the outright cost. We’re also seeing deals from Best Buy and other stores. AT&T will not sell the phone outright, without an account, so keep that in mind.
Galaxy Note 7 Colors
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in a new sleek all Black color option, Silver Titanium, then a two-tone Coral blue and Gold. There is also an all-gold model for select markets, but we’re not seeing that in the US yet.
For now all carriers in the United States are offering Black, Silver and Blue, with the gold model clearly missing from the choices. That being said, it will likely be an exclusive from select stores or arrive at a later date for those who want that color option. The Blue and Gold looks neat, but also purple at times. The all-black model is sleek and probably our favorite.
Galaxy Note 7 Price
AT&T confirmed pricing first, then all carriers quickly released information for buyers. Of course monthly payments all differ slightly, but they’re about the same across the board. Interested customers will be able to purchase the phone with 30 payments of $29.34 using AT&T Next or 24 payments of $36.67 for AT&T Next Every Year. That comes out to about $880 from AT&T. So this certainly isn’t cheap.
Other carriers are all offering prices with monthly payments above $30, with the phone being $849 outright or $869 from Verizon, and $880 from AT&T. It isn’t a cheap phone, but it has a lot to offer and is one of the most powerful and well-rounded devices on the market today.
Now that pre-orders are shipping out users can snag their phone and free 256GB micro-SD card or Gear Fit 2 using Samsung’s promotional website. Are you getting the new Note 7? Let us know in the comment section below.
08/04/2016 at 9:00 am
the note 7 isn’t free after $350 mail in rebate at Sprint, it’s $350 after the mail in rebate. Just checked Sprint web site
08/12/2016 at 11:34 pm
I paid 65 for mine @ sprint
Robert denaro Denaro
08/15/2016 at 3:56 am
I changed my mind and ordered the black version. I am going to cancel the blue one when the b2b customer service opens. here i found https://goo.gl/gtZa83 some good cases and screen protractor for note 7 please advice me to choose any one
08/09/2016 at 1:05 pm
Evelyn. I think you need to clarify that. It seems you wrote the same thought twice. LOL
08/09/2016 at 1:10 pm
I preordered on 8/3 and the price was 399.99. I just got the rebate ticket on 8/8 for $50. At least I have a follow up item to remind me instead of forgetting, like I suspect they want you to on rebates!
08/11/2016 at 5:17 pm
How good you get your rebate in an email or us mail
08/09/2016 at 1:14 pm
Also, I went to the promotional offer for either the 256GB micro sd or GearFit2 choice on the Samsung site and discovered you have to have the MAC/HEX/IMEI address for the phone. Follow up on Samsung Chat confirmed I will have to have the new Note7 in my hand before taking advantage of the offer. Bummer.
08/09/2016 at 1:23 pm
I seem to keep forgetting things. This was all Sprint.
08/10/2016 at 4:50 pm
If you pre order through AT&T you do get the S Gear 2 and the galaxy Tab
08/11/2016 at 2:31 pm
Yes, if you order with AT&T you do get the Gear2 and Tab E. However, you have to pay activation fees for both devices and have a two year subscription which is like an additional 10 dollars each per month. So in reality your not really getting anything for free.
08/12/2016 at 11:16 am
Confirmed they are shipping today from T-mobile. Ordered Coral Blue on 08/04, credit card charged and phone rep also confirmed they are indeed shipping today.
08/14/2016 at 8:13 am
They are not shipping yet they created the labels on 8/21. The won’t ship until 8/15 and will be sent over night to arrive on 8/16.
08/12/2016 at 3:09 pm
Credit card charged for what?
08/12/2016 at 3:16 pm
Mine still says being processed
08/12/2016 at 9:53 pm
Mine says still being processed. I ordered 8/5/16
Robert denaro Denaro
08/13/2016 at 2:35 am
Samsung may update the Galaxy Note 7 to Android Nougat this year
08/13/2016 at 2:36 pm
Ordered 8/6 on Verizon and still says being processed
08/13/2016 at 3:16 pm
Won’t ship until 9/6. Just ordered mine. Stinks.
08/17/2016 at 10:35 am
08/13/2016 at 6:35 pm
Verizon just charged my credid card today at about 5pm for my note 7 pre order. Can’t wait!
08/13/2016 at 6:53 pm
Ordered from Verizon on 8/3 Charged Credit card today 8/13
08/13/2016 at 6:55 pm
Got my text this afternoon from Verizon that my payment was being processed. Hoping it won’t be long now!
08/14/2016 at 7:38 am
My Verizon still says being processed. 😔😭
08/14/2016 at 7:47 am
Well it’s gonna be a minute. I was just told there on backorder
08/14/2016 at 7:59 am
I’m on sprint and it says the same.. It also said preorders will ship by 8/17. Impatiently waiting😎😎
08/14/2016 at 10:51 am
Just got a tracking number from T Mobile for overnight delivery.
08/14/2016 at 10:53 am
When did you preorder? First day?
08/14/2016 at 11:39 am
Just got my tracking number from T-Mobile for next day arriving Monday ordered on the first day
08/14/2016 at 12:01 pm
That’s probably why. Didn’t order mine till the 8th
08/14/2016 at 4:12 pm
I preordered through ATT, order placed 8/2 @11:55pm and still just says processing, estimated ship 8/16-8/17. =(
08/14/2016 at 9:58 pm
Verizon charged my card today, received a text that my order has been processed. Anxiously waiting it’s arrival.
08/15/2016 at 11:45 am
I bought mine and my Girlfriends for 65$ a piece. Always good to have an upgrade around these times :)
08/16/2016 at 6:20 am
I’m with Verizon and I received and email, that my device shipped out on 8/13 and I preorder on 8/3. Also, they sent my FedEx tracking # for my pkg. After, going to FedEx to track it I see info on delays for flooding in both Louisiana and Mississippi…my device is sitting in Tennessee currently. Has anyone else received shipping info concerning delays of pkg arrival. I was actually hoping it would arrive early instead of delayed. Btw I reside in GA.
08/16/2016 at 9:26 am
TMOBILE charged me and sent me an email on 8/13 but the status of my Blue Coral Note 7 is still ‘Order Processed. Ready for UPS’ today (8/16). I have a tracking number but obviously TMOBILE still has it. I ordered it on 8/3. Hopefully it’ll ship tonight or tomorrow but at this point I am guessing they will make me wait until the 19th.
08/16/2016 at 10:11 am
Thought they dropped the 69 dollar BS . Mines supposedly on the truck that passed my house and hour ago. Who knows?
08/16/2016 at 2:23 pm
I don’t know if they dropped the 69 dollars charge. I paid for my phone in full.
08/16/2016 at 2:54 pm
Damn dude. Wanna pay for mine 2
08/16/2016 at 2:57 pm
T mobile lied to me. Told me they were over nightingale for today. Now they say Friday. That’s a long night
08/16/2016 at 4:24 pm
@ Brian Horgan
Yes, I doubt we will.receive them before Friday. I am hoping bad weather won’t ground flights… if that’s the case, we might not receive our phone until Monday. Not sure why TMOBILE is sitting on our money while not releasing the product. They should hurry up already!!
08/16/2016 at 4:29 pm
Oh Well! At least were not being attacked by ISIS
08/16/2016 at 4:31 pm
Not to worry sprints been sitting on my money over a week
08/16/2016 at 4:47 pm
@ Brian Horgan
08/17/2016 at 8:23 am
I ordered through T-Mobile and have had a tracking number since the 15th and it still hasn’t been picked up by UPS. I have two orders and the other one hasn’t even been started yet.
08/17/2016 at 10:31 am
Placed order on 9th thru bestbuy on at&t and still shows procesing order but I received the gear fit 2 on 12th……
08/17/2016 at 10:38 am
I just got a ups tracking number. I ordered mine on the 5th.t mobile
08/17/2016 at 2:49 pm
Ordered on 8th with tmobile card charged today but I haven’t gotten anything from tmobile as far as shipping or anything. Estimated shipping date 8/23
08/17/2016 at 3:00 pm
Well that doesn’t bode well for anyone with the mobile. I think they ran out of phones now they’re shukin and jivin!
08/17/2016 at 2:51 pm
Oh and they didn’t refund the $69
08/18/2016 at 11:00 am
Called Best Buy and they have my phone but not aloud to pick up tomorrow with an appointment. BS!!!!
08/19/2016 at 10:54 am
Yes that appointment crap is b*******