Full Galaxy Note 7 reviews won’t hit the web for a while yet but if you read our extensive hands-on preview then you already know: Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 is the best phablet the world has ever seen. It’s everything the Note 5 was and so much more, offering better hardware, more powerful specs, a refined S Pen experience and plenty more.
Samsung just took the wraps off of its next-generation flagship phablet on Tuesday but with Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus lurking around the corner, the company is wasting no time. The brand new Galaxy Note 7 is available for preorder beginning immediately, and we’ll show you exactly how to purchase one in this post so that you can make sure you have the latest and greatest Samsung phone in your hands as soon as possible.
First, a quick refresher. The all-new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage, microSDXC support up to 2TB, a 12-megapixel rear Dual Pixel camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, an iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner, a 3,500 mAh battery, IP68 water- and dust-resistance, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
You can check out our Galaxy Note 7 hands-on preview for more info, but you already know you want one. Here’s how to make sure that you have a new Galaxy Note 7 in your hands on release day.
Samsung is making preorders for the new Note 7 available beginning today, August 3rd. The easiest place to preorder one is probably directly from Samsung. Simply visit this page on Samsung’s website and click the pre-order button. You’ll be able to choose from any of the four major US wireless carriers, and you’ll also be able to select your color. In the US, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Note 7 in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral, which has rose gold trim.
With each preorder, you’ll also be able to choose a free gift — either a 256GB microSD card or a Gear Fit2 fitness tracker. With the first option, you’re basically purchasing a 320GB Galaxy Note 7 for about the same price as a 64GB iPhone 6s Plus.
As for pricing, it varies a bit depending on which carrier you use. T-Mobile and Sprint are both selling the Galaxy Note 7 for $849.99, while Verizon Wireless and AT&T have decided to charge a bit more — $864.99 and $879.99, respectively. Verizon scraped by with $30.5 billion in revenue last quarter while AT&T’s second-quarter revenue grew 22% to a measly $40.5 billion, so it makes sense that the carriers would need to squeeze a few extra dollars out of subscribers.
Carriers are also offering their standard installment plans when purchasing the new Galaxy Note 7. Here’s the breakdown:
- Verizon Wireless: $0 down, $36/month for 24 months if you have “great credit” or $345.60 down and $21.60/month if you’re “working on your credit.”
- AT&T: $29.34/month for 30 months or $36.67/month for 24 months.
- T-Mobile: $70 down, $32.50/month for 24 months.
- Sprint: $0 down, $35.42/month for 24 months.
Of note, you’ll get your free gift (a 256GB microSD card or a Gear Fit2) from any of the carriers above, but you’ll have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. If you want your memory card or fitness tracker on day 1, Best Buy is the way to go. You’ll find details in our earlier post, or you can preorder the Galaxy Note 7 now by visiting this page on Best Buy’s website.