Samsung announced that its 5.7 inch Note 4 phablet will be released on October 17 in the U.S.
Pre-orders will start from Friday, the same day rival Apple launches its new-generation iPhone 6.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus will have a display size of 5.5 inch. iPhone 6 Plus is available in limited quantity after the pre-orders. There were media reports that several Americans waited for 11 hours in long queue to get earlier glimpse of their favorite phones.
“Samsung created the large screen smartphone category with the Galaxy Note and are on our fourth generation, a category others are just entering,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters, in a statement.
Samsung promised that anyone ordering a Note 4 by October 16 would be entitled to a trade-in value of $200 for any working smartphone.
The iPhone 6 will have a screen of 4.7 inches and the 6 Plus will have one of 5.5 inches, allowing Apple to adapt to consumers’ apparent preference for bigger displays.
The new phones hit markets in the US and eight other countries on September 19, costing $199, $299 and $399 for iPhone 6. And iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Features:
Samsung Note 4 has a 2.7 GHz quad- core processor, 16 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Smart OIS, Front Facing: 3.7 Mega pixel camera with f1.9, 32 GB Internal5 memory ＋ micro SD slot (up to 128GB), 3GB RAM and 3,220mAh Li-ion battery.
Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Charcoal Black and Frost White.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will carry the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart will also sell the Galaxy Note 4.
T-Mobile announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available at participating T-Mobile stores and online for $0 down (and $31.24 a month for 24 months) starting October 17. Pre-orders will start Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.
The total cost for purchasing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be $749.76.
Sprint is offering Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with some of the best pricing options for one- and two- line accounts with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan. Customers can also get double the high-speed data and up to $60 a month savings for families with the Sprint Family Share Pack
With Sprint Easy Pay, qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Note 4 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $30.