Samsung confirms Note 4 Sept. 26th release date in Korea, expects worldwide by end of October


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A report from yesterday suggested Samsung was going to be pushing the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 up by a a couple of weeks. It wasn’t expected to land in South Korea until early or mid-October, but the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ launch likely pressured Samsung to move faster. Today, that news is confirmed — the official launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is September 26th.

Of course, that’s only one country in one region — what about the rest of us? Samsung says the device will be made available in over 140 countries by the end of October. That’s still a pretty good launch schedule despite Apple being able to launch in a majority of their most important markets by the end of the week.

Samsung also touched on launches for the Note Edge, Gear S, Gear Circle and Gear VR. The former is a phablet with a flexible display that over-extends to one side of the device. That unique touch enables clocks, music control, weather information and more without having to power on the entire display — think of it as the world’s slimmest and most powerful clock radio. Samsung says its availability will vary from region to region, but still doesn’t have any more detailed launch information to provide.

The Gear S is still on track for launch later this fall, and Samsung made that clear with a different announcement this morning — it’ll be headed to all four major carriers in the United States. As for the Gear Circle and Gear VR? Well, your guess is still just as good as ours.

[via Samsung]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I get the feeling the early launch is more to use South Korea as a test market to iron out the bugs so the important American market – which is the only one where Apple poses a significant threat – will go smoothly. Any bugs, any weaknesses at all will be magnified and exploited by Apple and the Apple-loving media as an excuse to not buy the Note 4. Personally I don’t mind waiting a few weeks if it means my phone could work even better.

    1. If the iPhone 6 Plus is supposed to be the Note 4’s direct competitor all Samsung really needs to do is make sure their devices don’t go banana in your pocket.

      1. LOL @ Go banana

      2. By go banana, you mean bending?

    2. Aaaand what do you know, guys! Now we have #gapgate, this issue with the gap in the rushed Note 4. Did I call it or what?
      I’m so happy it’s not us that will have to deal with that when it launches stateside, and that Sammy won’t have to bear the brunt of the world’s mockery for this like Apple with Bendgate.

  2. why the hell not jsut announce the phone a week prior to release, we bash apple all the time but this is somehting they have always done perfectly, announce and a week or two release…no waiting no a month and half to get a device that by that time the buzz will be dead

  3. If any of you want the Note Edge better get it while you still can bc it’s confirmed to be a limited production. Basically first come first serve type of situation lol

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