With the actual announcements of Samsung’s latest phones out of the way, the nitty gritty of availability is now the major question. Samsung Australia has already confirmed that they will be launching both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Australia so it’s time to confirm where you’ll be able to get your hands on it.
Samsung has had a good relationship with all our major carriers here in Australia with all three of the major carriers carrying the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge earlier this year. Now with the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ it’s time to check around and find out which of the carriers and retailers will be stocking the phone. We’ve contacted all the carriers and we’ll be looking over retail and online vendors and keeping this as up to date as possible as more information comes to hand, so keep checking back. So who will be stocking it?
We’ve had confirmation first up this morning that Optus will be carrying both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ when they arrive on our shores. No information about price or plans has been made available, but we expect that closer to the launch date.
Vodafone also confirms that they’ll carry both the handsets, although again there’s no information about pre-orders, plans or pricing available yet.
Virgin Mobile has a tradition of ranging all the latest and greatest Samsung mobiles and have confirmed that they too will be offering both the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. We’ll find out more information about pricing and plans when Samsung launch the phones locally.
Telstra has advised that they will be carrying both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5. Telstra has proudly announced the details on their blog advising that they, as well as a Netgear personal hotspot, will be the first Cat 9 LTE devices to be offered on the Telstra Network. Telstra has advised customers looking to be advised of launches of upcoming phones to register their details on the Telstra/Samsung mailing list.
We’ve just been advised that an Australian launch event is on for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Sydney next week. We hope to bring you more information on when you’ll be able to get your hands on both handsets and how much that will cost on Tuesday the 18th of August. Hold tight.