Samsung is now allowing customers in the US to reserve the Galaxy Note 9, giving away the release date in the process. Those reserving the next-gen phablet through Samsung’s website will get guaranteed delivery by August 24.
That release date has been heavily rumoured during the build to the launch event on August 9 and ties in with last year’s August 23 release for the Note 8.
The corresponding page on the UK site allows pre-registration makes no reference to the actual release date. Given how Samsung likes to link release dates for its major smartphones, all signs point to an August 24 on-sale date in the UK too.
Perhaps the most interesting element to all this is Samsung offering reservations without actually showing the public what they’re reserving. These folks will get easy access to the pre-order from 00:01 eastern US time (7pm UK time) on August 10, which is just a few hours after the Unpacked event next week.
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It appears that early pre-order period will last until August 12 at 23:59 ET. From there we can assume that general pre-orders will commence at midnight.
The news comes after Samsung revealed its Galaxy S4 Tab on August 1. The new tablet offers a series of small and subtle improvements. They include a bigger screen, smaller bezels, and Dex support, which could make it a viable laptop replacement. Look out iPad Pro, Samsung’s coming for you.
Here’s how the S4 Tab compares to it predecessor.
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