Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but T-Mobile will ship a hot new Samsung phones a few days before its actual launch. In this case, we’re talking about the Galaxy Note 8 that’s currently available to preorder from every major American carrier and electronics retailer, T-Mobile included. But the “uncarrier” has permission to launch the phone a few days sooner than it’s supposed to.

T-Mobile is contacting the customers who have preordered the handset to tell them the order “is being packed and will begin shipping soon.” According to TmoNews, we’re looking at a tentative ship date of September 13th for T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8. That means you may get to unpack and use the phones earlier than you’re supposed to.

As a reminder, T-Mobile sells the Galaxy Note 8 for $929.99 outright or $210 followed by 24 installments of $30 each. Yes, the handset is pretty expensive, so the financing offer might be the way to go. What’s important to remember is that customers who preorder the phone before September 24th get a free accessory bundle from Samsung, either the Gear 360 Camera or the 128GB microSD card and a wireless charging accessory. Yes, the latter is the more appealing package, if you ask me.

That also means you still have time to see the iPhone 8 unveiled before placing your Galaxy Note 8 preorder with T-Mobile, or anyone else. Apple is expected to hold its annual iPhone event on September 12th.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.