Samsung Announces Australian Pricing and Release Dates for Note 4, Edge ...
SYDNEY - If you are on Team Samsung, you'll have to put up with the Apple addicts rubbing their new devices in your face for a bit longer.
The new Samsung range, including the new Galaxy Note 4, Edge, Gear S and Gear VR, is slated to be available in Australia in late October, for the Galaxy Note 4, and November for the remainder, Samsung announced Tuesday. Samsung unveiled the products earlier this month at IFA Berlin.
The local release and pricing announcement follows reports that the Korean launch date may be pushed up to September after the success of the iPhone 6 launch.
The Note 4 is set to be available in Australia from October 29, with a pre-sale from October 15, and you can grab one for $A949 outright.
If you are a phablet fan from way back, this is what you have been waiting for. The Galaxy Note 4, with its massive 5.7-inch screen, stylus pen, split-screen applications and fast-charge battery definitely offers something different to Apple's larger player, the iPhone 6 Plus. For those sick of using an access pin, this device also lets you scan your fingerprint.
On November 5, you can get the Galaxy Note Edge for $A1249. Mashable's Pete Pachal reviewed it earlier this month.
The Galaxy Note Edge is a new entrant to the Samsung range. With Australia just one of a few countries in the world to get the Edge. Its main feature is a curved, you guessed it, edge, which allows alerts to be displayed while not interrupting whatever extremely important sporting match you are watching. The only phone with seven sides provides quick access to apps and the functionality you need on the go.
If you are ready for the move into wearable and February seems too far away to get a hi-tech watch on your wrist, the Samsung Gear S will be available in Australia in November for $A499.
As the obsession with health and fitness continues to grow on this island land, it is no wonder Samsung is focusing on rolling out tech here which compliments the Aussie lifestyle.
The 2-inch screen on the Gear S lets you access all the high-priority features from your smart phone such as text messages, emails, calendar and music. It also has built in health applications as well as GPS, so you can stop carrying your phone in your sweaty hand as you work out.
And if you are sick of your earphones falling out of your ears and dangling around your legs on your daily jog, plug in with the the new Samsung earphones, Gear Circle. It magnetically locks around your neck and gives you a vibrating shock when someone calls. That will get your running.
These will also be available in Australia at a price of $A179.
If you've been dying to play games on your phone in virtual reality mode, wait no longer. The Samsung Gear VR, which works with the Note 4, will be Down Under in November. It comes in at a reasonable $A249. Goodbye, real world.
Mashable's Lance Ulanoff tried the Gear VR out recently by playing a space adventure game and flying over New York.
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