The Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date has moved closer as Verizon Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders are now shipping out ahead of the device’s mysterious 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 almost immediately revealed key Galaxy Note 4 details though it, like other U.S. carriers, did not confirm any of the key information.
The Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date still hasn’t been officially confirmed though all signs point to an arrival later this week a few days after its rivals AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. While the exact date has yet to be announced, we do know that the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date is inching closer now that the carrier has started shipping its initial batch of pre-orders.
Consumers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 4 ahead of Verizon’s unannounced release date have told Gotta Be Mobile that their pre-orders are shipping out today, just a few days ahead of Verizon’s October 23rd ship by date, a date that could also serve as the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 release date both online and in physical retail locations.
Those tips have been confirmed by chatter amongst Verizon Galaxy Note 4 users on XDA-Developers. A number of buyers say that their Galaxy Note 4 has shipped out with delivery scheduled for this week. Some of these orders do no have precise arrival dates though we expect that to change as the day goes on. Typically, estimated arrival dates will show up a few hours after the package is picked up for delivery.
Verizon’s black Galaxy Note 4 is still listed with an availability date of October 23rd while the white Galaxy Note 4 is listed with its familiar October 31st date. Verizon is shipping out both black and white Galaxy Note 4 models today but those who order the white Galaxy Note 4 today probably won’t get it until the end of the month.
Despite the missing release date, Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 release date prep continues. 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.
In addition to the accessory, Verizon’s posted support documents for both the black and white Galaxy Note 4 variants. These documents offer basic tips and advice to Verizon Galaxy Note 4 owners. This development, while small, shows that the carrier is making the necessary progress towards the device’s upcoming release.
While Verizon is charging $299.99 for the Galaxy Note 4 on-contract, 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 October 22nd, or, the day before Verizon is expected to release the Galaxy Note 4 for the first time. 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.
Verizon isn’t the only carrier lagging behind the rest of the pack. Samsung Australia was forced to postpone its Galaxy Note 4 release date. Originally scheduled for October 29th, the Galaxy Note 4 release is now slated for November 5th. The Galaxy Note 4 is still available for pre-order but it won’t be released until early November. It’s not clear what forced the delay.
While the Galaxy Note 4 release date has encountered some bumps in the road, the device is now available in the U.S., UK and India giving consumers in those countries another top smartphone option.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 release will coincide with another big Galaxy Note release. The Galaxy Note Edge release date has now been confirmed for late October in Japan and will arrive on Japanese carriers KDDI and NTT DoCoMo on October 23rd, or, about week after the Galaxy Note 4 release in the United States.
Both devices will offer powerful features though it will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that’s mass produced. The Galaxy Note Edge release will be far more limited.