Details have finally been released referring to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge handsets, giving us official confirmation of a release date.
Set to hit UK stores on October 13th, just under a month after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it looks like the Note 4 might have some catching up to do with the Apple handsets.
In fact, you’d have been forgiven if you’d almost completely forgotten about the Samsung phablet given the massive amount of attention the iPhone 6 announcement has demanded, meaning a similar release date was unlikely.
Another bit of news out of Samsung also mentions the hugely anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which boasts the first ever ‘Edge Display’.
Unfortunately, the tech savvy handset won’t be launching on its allotted release date in the UK, with many retailers being forced to import the handset upon its release, raising its price tag for British consumers.
The news comes as a pretty big blow to Android fans excited by the independent display shown off on the handset earlier on this month, which has the ability to display notifications among other features.
Boasting a similar spec sheet to the Note 4, the Edge had drawn a large amount of interest before Apple decided to throw up its dust cloud of iPhone and Apple Watch related news.
But with no release date confirmed for the handset, it’s likely to stay hidden behind that dust cloud for quite a while, and possibly drop into obscurity if Samsung fans opt for the standard Note 4 instead.
The Note 4 isn’t a bad second option by any means however, boasting a 5.7” QHD Super AMOLED display and 32GB expandable storage under the hood.
3GB RAM also makes its way alongside a Snapdragon 805 chipset and quad-core 2.7GHz processor, making the Note 4 an interesting prospect for any power hungry smartphone user.
Add a built-in fingerprint scanner and IP68 certified protection rating and you have yourself the most powerful phablet on the market to date.
As we mentioned before, the Note 4 will be available on its official release date on October 13th here in the UK, with retailers listing its price at £575 sim-free.
Pay monthly deals are likely to balloon to around £45/month on release with an up-front payment, dropping just ahead of Christmas to help boost sales.
The Note Edge has no confirmed release date in the UK yet, but it could be a while before it makes its way to British shores.
If you’re looking to import the handset from countries which will be boasting the handset then its price tag could also put you off, with retailers in Germany currently taking pre-orders for €1000, which amounts to £800 at current conversion rates.
This price tag doesn’t take postage into account either, so it could well be that the Edge will be setting people back the best part of a thousand pounds before it heads to the UK.
Written by Luke Hatfield