Also per usual, it’s expensive.
The first wave of pricing details for the Galaxy Note 7 have started to roll out, so here’s what you can expect:
- AT&T says the device will costs $US29.34 ($AU38.59) per month for 30 months if you use its AT&T Next monthly instalment plan. On its Next Every Year plan — in which you can grab a new phone after paying 12 months of fees, rather than 24 — it will go for $US36.67 ($AU48.23) per month for 24 months. Either way, you’re looking at $US880 ($AU1157.30) in payments.
- Over at T-Mobile, you’ll have to drop $US69.99 ($AU92.01) upfront, then pay 24 monthly installments of $US32.50 ($AU42.73). So, in full, it will cost $US849.99 ($AU1117.47).
- U.S. Cellular has only said the device will cost “as little as $US27.80 ($AU36.55) per month” on either 20-, 24-, or 30-month payment plans. The maths suggests it will cost around $US834 ($AU1096.44), though the carrier’s coverage is limited.
- Neither Verizon nor Sprint have given specifics. We’ve reached out to both, and will update this post when we hear back.
Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 will begin August 3, with general availability set for August 19. Samsung also has an offer where people who pre-order can grab a 256GB microSD card or a Gear Fit 2 fitness tracker through its promotions website. In T-Mobile’s case, you also have the option to get a year’s worth of Netflix.
The Galaxy Note line has long been Samsung’s “power user” alternative to the more mainstream Galaxy S series, so its high price shouldn’t come at a shock. Nevertheless, if you really want in on that iris scanner and revamped design, know that it won’t come cheap.