News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 18, 2014.
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Here's the fact; the Galaxy Note 4 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, and it is arguably the best smartphone ever made, period. The handset launched at Sammy's IFA event in Berlin a couple of weeks ago and we have been waiting on availability ever since. Today, the major US carriers have confirmed when the device will be available for pre-order and when it will start shipping.As normal, the big four US carriers are mixing it up in terms of when the Galaxy Note 4 will be available, although all will start shipping the handset from October 17th. Verizon, the biggest carrier in the country will open its pre-orders tomorrow (September 19th) and will be asking $300 upfront on a two year contract via monthly instalments or through the Edge program. The second biggest carrier, AT&T will also offer the Note 4 from the 19th and is also offering the phablet on a $300 down payment two year contract. However, AT&T customers can also use the company's Next program to pay either $34.42 or $41.30 per month. Sprint, the third largest carrier, will start taking pre-orders from September 26th and will make the Galaxy Note 4 available for $30 per month via its Easy Pay method. Fourth largest carrier T-Mobile will roll out the Note 4 for pre-orders on September 24th, giving consumers the chance to purchase the handset for a no upfront payment and a $31.24 monthly contract over two years. Here's what we had to say about the Note 4 when it was launched:
As for the Super AMOLED panel, it is now Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) which brings it in line with screen kings such as the LG G3. Elsewhere the specs are typically blockbuster, which is what we have come to expect from the Note series. The Korean version of the handset will get Samsung's own Exynos 5433 chipset, which is split up into a 1.9GHz quad-core processor for bigger activities and a 1.3GHz quad-core for less exhaustive tasks. The worldwide variant of the device gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz, while both versions get 3GB of RAM. Around the back there is a 16MP camera and a heart rate monitor, while a 3.7MP front facing sensor gets aperture of f/1.9 and is joined on the forward panel by a fingerprint reader. There are 32GB and 64GB storage options, while a microSD can add up to another 64GB on top.
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