Samsung shares Galaxy Note 4 launch dates for each region

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The Galaxy Note 4 has already launched in Korea, but when will you be able to get your hands on one? Unfortunately Samsung doesn’t like to keep things simple by launching it at the same time everywhere, but they posted an image on Facebook revealing when consumers in each particular area can begin purchasing the phone.

It looks like North America and most of Europe will be able to grab the phone on October 17.  Is the Galaxy Note 4 in your future?

source: Facebook

 

Samsung issues statement regarding screen gap issue on Galaxy Note 4

galaxy-note-4-issuesJust yesterday we told you about the design flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 where the gap between the screen and the bezel was wide enough to fit a business card into. That’s more than a slight imperfection, and Samsung has come forward with a statement about the issue today.

A Samsung PR rep said “the reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4. We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards.” That doesn’t really add up to much, except that if your device has this issue it shouldn’t affect actually using the device. It’s not clear if Samsung will end up replacing affected units or if it will be fixed by the time the phone launches globally in October, but you might want to wait until a few review units get out before you make a decision on buying one.
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Samsung Galaxy A5 shows up at the FCC

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There are three new versions of the Galaxy Alpha series floating around, but the A5 seems to be the least shy of the bunch. That usually means that it’s close to release, but another clue is the needed FCC approval.

The Galaxy A5 has officially cleared the FCC, but interestingly enough, it’s only sporting the LTE-FDD Band 5. Could this be a US Cellular only phone? There could be other variants as well, but we at least know that US Cellular customers will have a chance to buy the device.


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The 5 features you need to know about the Galaxy Note Edge is in this Infographic

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The Galaxy Note Edge is one unique phone in that it offers an Edge Screen giving you quick access to apps and/or information. Unfortunately it’s going to be quite limited so getting your hands on one won’t be easy, not to mention it won’t be cheap. If you want to learn more about what the Edge Screen will offer than check out the infographic after the break. It highlights 5 key features of the device.


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Galaxy Note Edge gets priced in the UK

NoteEdgeUKPricingFor those in the UK who are waiting on the Galaxy Note Edge to become available for pre-order, Clove has you covered. The online retailer currently has the curved hybrid on its web site available for pre-order. The device, as expected, costs a fair amount with Clove asking for £650 (roughly $1,055) with VAT included and £541.67 (roughly $849) without. This makes the concept device a bit more expensive than the Note 4 as it goes for £575 (roughly $933) with VAT. This is expected as the device is considered to be a niche device. 

On the plus side, with the device going up for pre-order in the UK, it’s only short matter of time before it does in the US as well. We’ll let you know when and where it does. Stay tuned!

source: Clove

Gear VR games to be free for the first few months after launch

samsung_gear_vr_screen_02Along with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement, Samsung announced the Gear VR. The virtual reality device will only be compatible with Note 4 for the time being and cost somewhere between $100 to $200. So in order to experience the new world that is VR, you’ll be paying a pretty penny to do so. Even so, your wallet will be happy to know that when you first get the device, you won’t have to pay for games. According to a report Oculus won’t be allowing developers to charge for their games for the first few months and while that may be good for the consumer, it may cause developers to lose interest in the new tech.


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Best Buy discounts the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 down to $249

Samsung_Galaxy_TabPRO_8.4_Main_TASamsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro may be slightly outdated next to the Galaxy Tab S line, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still solid tablets. Best Buy has marked down the 8.4-inch variant of the Tab Pro by $80 today, so you can snag one in white or black for just $249. That puts the device at the same price range that Samsung asks for the significantly weaker Galaxy Tab 4 line, so if you were planning on picking up a Samsung tablet soon, this deal might be worth looking at.

The Tab Pro packs a 2k display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, and 16 GB of internal storage plus a slot for a microSD card. Hit the link below to check out the deal.

source: Best Buy