The first Samsung Galaxy Note 7 tariffs and deals have been revealed. Here's everything you need to know, including the UK price, release date and where to pre-order the phablet to get the best deals.
Samsung unveiled its new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, earlier this month, and as expected, it's now available pre-order in the UK ahead of its release date, which is September 2.
Pre-order before August 30 and you'll get the Note 7 three days early on August 31, while selected British retailers will be offering a free Galaxy Gear VR headset to sweeten the deal.
As you'd expect, all the usual high street retailers will be stocking the Galaxy Note 7, although none of the major stockists have released details on their tariffs yet.
We'll start with those who have.
Carphone Warehouse has just confirmed its first Galaxy Note 7 tariffs, saying it'll be offering the device on a range of contracts: £42 a month gets your 6GB of data with Vodafone for an upfront cost of £59. That's an actually-not-that-bad total cost of ownership of £1,067 over two years, though we expect better deals to land in the near future.
It'll also be offering the device from £699 SIM-free, and the retailer is among those who will be bundling in a free Gear VR headset. Like Samsung, it will be giving you the chance to get the phone three days earlier than the September 2 release date if you pre-order before the end of August.
You can reserve your place in line for pre-orders from the Samsung website now and be one of the first to receive one in Black Onyx and Blue Coral. They will be providing a free Gear VR headset in with with your purchase at the price point they eventually settle on.
The UK's largest mobile network operator will be stocking device and you can register your interest. They have not given any details on pricing or on the plans they will be offering.
The phone is now available to pre-order on the Vodafone site in either Black Onyx or Blue Coral. If you get your pre-order in soon, you'll also get a free Samsung Gear VR. And if you pre-order before Sunday, August 28, you should get the Note 7 on Tuesday, August 30 – a full three days before launch.
The Note 7 is available for pre-order on a Vodafone Red 12GB Bundle for £57 per month (£20 upfront cost), which includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 12GB of data, as well as 2GB of inclusive roaming.
Alternatively, if you're looking for more in the way of a data allowance and you've got the cash, you can pre-order the device on a Vodafone Red Value 20GB Bundle for £63 per month (£20 upfront cost). This includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 20GB of data and 4GB of inclusive roaming, plus a choice of free access to Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass.
Three has announced the pre-orders have opened for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the following colour options: Blue Coral and Black Onyx. All pre-orders with Three also come with a free Samsung Gear VR headset – huzzah!
If you pick up a Galaxy Note 7 on Three, you'll also get access to the network's Feel at Home scheme, which lets you use your phone abroad at no extra cost in 42 countries around the world.
Pricing for the Galaxy Note 7 on Three starts at £35 per month on a 24-month contract, with an upfront fee of £149. One of the more expensive plans gets you AYCE texts, 300 minutes, and 12GB of data for £46 per month, with an upfront fee of £99.
It has confirmed it will be stocking the device but at this stage haven't given any more information.
MobileFun has listed the phone for pre-order at the £749 price point but Unlocked Mobiles has it cheaper at £675. Mobile Phones Direct and Mobile.co.uk haven't released pricing details but you can register your interest with them to be the first to know how much it will set you back.
Tesco haven't released any details about pricing or pre-orders but it is likely they will also be stocking the phone.
We'll continue to update this page with more details and deals as they become available.
Is the Galaxy Note 7 worth the price?
Pricing is truly eye-watering for the Note 7, starting at £699. Sure, you get some hefty specs for that, including 4GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch QuadHD display, and a minimum of 64GB of on-board storage but still. DAMN, Samsung.
Is it worth it though?
Reflecting on the steep asking price, TrustedReviews Mobile Editor said:
"We've come to expect high pricing at the premium end of the mobile market, but still...When the Note 4 launched it carried a less jaw-dropping £629 price tag, and with the iPhone 6S Plus available from £699, this really is a leap of faith from Samsung. It has a devoted fanbase that will no doubt covet the new Note 7, but it may well have priced potential adoptees out.
"Then again, Samsung offers competitive devices at pretty much every price point, so it knows exactly where it wants to pitch its flagship phablet. It has a reputation as a ballsy company and, based on today's launch, has no intention of softening its aggressive approach."
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