So now you’ve seen the sleek beauty of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and enhanced productivity of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Maybe you’ve thought of getting one. Maybe you even already put up a pre-order, which has started today. Now the question becomes “when will I be able to get my hands on the real device?” Or more importantly, “how much of my arm and/or leg will it cost?” Fortunately for interested buyers, Samsung is throwing the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 edge+ of course, across all available channels. Unfortunately, it might indeed cost you some limbs.
When and Where
Pre-orders have already started today but the phablets won’t be launching until August 21, which isn’t that far away. In the meantime, retail locations will be offering hands-on experiences to let you get a taste of what you’re trying to buy. That might be critical for the Galaxy S6 edge+, as it might not be to everyone’s taste.
As for where, naturally all major US carriers will be making it available, which includes Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Samsung will have its own little corner at Best Buy, of course, but you can also try out Target, Sam’s Club, Costco if those are more accessible. Online, you will be able to buy them off Amazon and Best Buy.
The Galaxy Note 5 in the US will come in only two colors of Black Sapphire and Pearl White. The Galaxy S6 edge+ on the other hand goes with Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.
Prices will vary from carrier to carrier, but it will give you an idea of what you’re signing up for.
On AT&T, the price list for the Galaxy Note 5 is as follows:
• 32 GB, 2-year contract: $249.99
• 32 GB, off contract: $739.99
• 64 GB, 2-year contract: $349.99
• 64 GB, off contract: $839.99
Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will cost a bit more:
• 32 GB, 2-year contract: $299.99
• 32 GB, off contract: $814.99
• 64 GB, 2-year contract: $399.99
• 64 GB, off contract: $914.99
These are Verizon’s prices for the Galaxy Note 5
• 32 GB, 24 months: $29 per month
• 32 GB, full retail: $696
• 64 GB, 24 months: $33 per month
• 64 GB, off contract: $792
Verizon’s pricing scheme for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ goes like this:
• 32 GB, 24 months: $32 per month
• 32 GB, full retail: $768
• 64 GB, 24 months: $36 per month
• 64 GB, off contract: $864
We have yet to hear from T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular so watch this space for updates
Be sure to check our hands-on of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ to see what’s coming to your hands soon.