According to rumors, Samsung will have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 available in retail stores on Sept. 15. DigitalTrends.com reported this rumor on their site in an article dated Aug. 8. The Galaxy Note is Samsung's big smartphone with the 5.7 inch screen, nicknamed the "Phablet." This is the latest version of the phone LeBron James advertised last year in commercials and online videos featuring his wife and his sons. If Samsung can make the September 15 date, they'll likely beat Apple's release of the next iPhone by a few days.
International Business Times (IBT) also predicts September availability for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, noting that Samsung's expected to announce Note 4 on Sept. 3. IBT predicts the Note 4 will stay at the 5.76 inch screen size and also speculates as to whether the Note 4 may have a curved display. IBT quotes an anonymous inside source saying Note 4 will introduce a new material in its casing, and goes on to repeat rumors that the Note 4 may use a retina scanner as a new physical security access device.
The new Note 4 may have a price above the standard $200 benchmark when it's initially released but that price will dip below $200 within a few weeks. It isn't likely that a higher price will stay in place for long. In competitive environments, technology prices typically go down over time, not up. These prices assume the buyer signs up for a new, two-year commitment for phone services from a service provider such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint. The new phone will cost over $500 without a new commitment. Each of the major carriers also offers a plan that allows the buyer to pay for the phone over time.
After it's launched, expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to be available at Best Buy, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile stores and on Amazon.com. It's worthwhile to check availability online to avoid a wasted trip. Check the slideshow and video attached to this article for a few looks at last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 3.