Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) launched its Galaxy Note 4 phablet in its home country on Friday. The device sold out in the first few hours of launch, according to ZDNet Korea. However, the actual number of units sold isn’t all that impressive. Korean careers KT, SK Telecom and LG U+ each had about 10,000 units on hand. That means Samsung sold approximately 30,000 Galaxy Note 4 units.
AT&T charging $826 for Galaxy Note 4
It’s still unclear whether these figures refer to in-store sales only or they also include pre-orders. The Korean company aims to sell 15 million units of Galaxy Note 4 in the first month of launch. Anyway, the device is arriving next month in the U.S. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, all have started taking pre-orders for Note 4.
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T-Mobile lists the contract-free price at $749. However, you can buy it at zero upfront cost and $31.24 per month for 24 months. T-Mobile will start shipping the device by October 17. AT&T lists ‘regular price’ of Galaxy Note 4 at $825.99. If you like, you can get it for $299 on a two-year contract. AT&T will begin shipping by October 14.
Verizon has put the contract-free price at $699. You can get it for $299 on a two-year contract. But the phone will arrive a bit late on Verizon, as it will start shipping by October 23. Sprint has also joined the fray. It is charging $720 for Galaxy Note 4 without any contracts, considerably lower than $826 charged by AT&T. If you want to sign a two-year contract, Sprint requires you to pay $350.
Sprint has many options for Galaxy Note 4 buyers
Sprint is charging $50 more than its rivals on a two-year contract for Galaxy Note 4. But that’s nothing new. The company had asked for the same price for Note 3 last year. Sprint also has another option — customers can get the Note 4 if they agree to pay $30 a month for 24 months. With Sprint, you can also trade in your old smartphone to bring down the price of the new phone.
Galaxy Note 4 sports the world’s best smartphone display ever. The phone comes with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, S Pen Stylus, 3GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, 16-megapixel main snapper with optical image stabilization, 3.7-megapixel front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and a huge 3220mAh battery