Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date: Hits the US on October 17

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Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 4 will be launching on October 17 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

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When Samsung pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 4, all we knew is that it would launch sometime in October. Today the company got more specific, and announced that the phablet will start rolling out on October 17, with pre-orders beginning soon.

The Galaxy Note 4 will hit US store shelves on the 17th, with all four of the major carriers (plus US Cellular) supporting the phablet. Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart will all be selling the handset as well.

Pre-orders are set to start tomorrow, September 19, though you'll need to check with specific carriers retailers for more info on that.

We're waiting on confirmation of launch countries outside the US, and will update when we hear something.

Samsung also hasn't announced any pricing yet, and it could vary a bit at different retailers. I'd be surprised, though, if we didn't see the same US$700 full retail, $300 on-contract price that we saw with the last couple of Galaxy Notes.

There wasn't any word on availability of the Galaxy Note Edge, Gear S smartwatch or Gear VR virtual reality headset. Since Samsung listed those as launching either in October or later in 2014, I imagine we'll be hearing more soon.

For more on the Galaxy Note 4, you can hit up our hands-on coverage from Samsung's launch event.

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