The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is hitting stores later this month, but some T-Mobile customers are reporting that their phones are coming in ahead of schedule.
Android Central's forums are buzzing with news and snapshots of Samsung's latest smartphone in the hands of eager customers who pre-ordered the popular device from T-Mobile. Unfortunately, it looks like customers of all other carriers will need to wait until later this week to receive theirs.
The Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung's latest entry to the smartphone world with a 5.7-inch screen, the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and Samsung's first quad HD 1440p display.
The Galaxy Note 4 is available as a pre-order from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular, and from retail stores Best Buy, Amazon, and Costco. Listed below are special deals running with each retailer:
Get a $200 Best Buy gift card from select locations when you trade in your old phone towards the Galaxy Note 4.
Amazon offers no pre-order deal on its own, but you can pre-order through Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint from within Amazon. Oddly enough, while listing the Note 4's launch date as October 17th for Sprint and AT&T, it lists October 24th as the launch date for Verizon.
Costco offers no pre-order deal for the Galaxy Note 4 outside of carrier deals.
With a 2-year contract, the Galaxy Note 4 is $300 at AT&T with free shipping and a promised ship date of October 14th.
A 2-year contract will also get you the phone for $300 when pre-ordered through Verizon, but the carrier's website says it will ship "by October 23." Free overnight shipping is also available.
T-Mobile boasts a $0 up-front cost for "well-qualified buyers" signing up for a 2-year contract, and an off-contract price of $749.76. Although the site says it will ship on October 17th, we already know that a few lucky customers started receiving theirs as early as yesterday.
Sprint offers a trade-in buyback value of $200 when used toward a new $300 Note 4. You can also choose to skip the contract and pay $30 a month with no money down for 24 months (a total of $720) through Sprint's Easy Pay program. Shipping is free and the site says that the phone will ship within 2-5 business days.
You can get the Note 4 through a 2-year contract with U.S. Cellular for the same $300 price tag and no money down as with other carriers. The carrier also offers free shipping, but lists no shipping date on its website.