Samsung's most impressive phone, evaaah? Revealed at last week's IFA showcase in Berlin, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is looking like a solid improvement over the Galaxy Note 3, packing in a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 (515 ppi) display and metal-trim chassis. It's still using the sometimes-obnoxious TouchWiz UI, but with 3GB of RAM and a quad-core 2.7GHz processor, at least it'll be able to handle all the multi-tasking options at its disposal without chugging along.
And it'll be hitting UK shops soon! When exactly, or for how much? That's a little more difficult to pin down at the moment. The networks and retailers are all being pretty cagey about pricing and precise release details at present, but keep this page bookmarked. We'll be updating as soon as we here exact release details from all the major networks and phone stores, so keep checking back for fresh news.
In the words of Tony Hadley, "GOLD". Yep, Phones 4u will (for the first eight weeks of sale at least) be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in a gold shade, as well as in the standard white and black colours. While the network is yet to share pricing or release info, it has opened up a countdown page where those who are interested can register for updates.
Just as it will be stocking the Sony Xperia Z3, EE will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 too. Though it's yet to announce any pricing or availability details, EE customers get 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Wednesday, as well as inclusive international roaming calls and texts at select destinations, and inclusive unlimited 080 number calls.
Three will be stocking the stylus-packing phablet too, but has yet to announce any pricing, contract or availability details. Three's network benefits are really attractive though, offering "Feel at Home" international roaming on the same terms as your UK contract in 16 international destinations, and free, unlimited and inclusive 4G data with coverage improving all the time.
O2's Refresh tariff will be the deal to grab a Galaxy Note 4 on from the oxygenated network. Landing in "late September", O2 has yet to reveal a precise release date or pricing information, but the Refresh tariff will let customers upgrade from an older handset to a newer one at any point in the contract simply by paying off the remaining cost of the device. If you're upgrading from a Galaxy Note 3, O2 will buy the older handset as part of its Recycle scheme -- you could bag yourself as much as £210 to trade up with in the process.
Yep, Vodafone's getting it too. How much for and exactly when it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 remains a mystery at present, but it's on its way to the network.
Carphone Warehouse is also set to sell the Galaxy Note 4, and is the only retailer to suggest a rough launch window of October. It's not sharing pricing yet, but you can register your interest in the handset here.
If you're after the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SIM-free, Expansys will probably be your best bet. It's not announced pricing or availability yet, but has opened a pre-order page for the device (and offers free cancellation on orders should you change your mind before shipping).