Samsung has taken the wraps of the long awaited – much leaked – Galaxy Note 7 this morning, the handset looks great as usual with Samsung refining their design somewhat and really doubling down on the dual-curved edge display. Samsung has announced retail pricing for the handset and where to get it, but it looks like we have some plan information as well and we’ll be updating here as we get more information.
Samsung sells a number of their phones outright and the Note 7 is no different, priced at $1349 outright, the Note 7 is going to be expensive but that’s the cost at least initially. The phone goes up for pre-order on the 5th of August here in Australia at both carriers and at retail. Pre-ordering the Note 7 will score you a 256GB microSD card which you can use to expand storage on the phone.
The phone will be available from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman at retail – though we expect that to expand to other retailers once the initial flurry dies down. Samsung themselves will be selling the handset through their Retail Stores and Samsung.com.au.
First out of the gate for bricks and mortar (and on-line) is Harvey Norman who have launched the Note 7 pre-orders this morning, offering the Galaxy Note 7 in Black, Gold and Silver for $1349 with the 256GB microSD card pre-order bonus. Harvey Norman are following the Samsung launch advisory with stock available on August 19th.
You can head over to the Harvey Norman website to pre-order your Galaxy Note 7 in your choice of colour (no Coral Blue makes me, something, something) right now.
JB Hi-fi has also launched their pre-orders for the Note 7. You can pre-order (and get the 256GB microSD card) in three colours: Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx for $1349 on their website, with the phone available on the 19th of August.
If you want to get the phone from JB, then head over to their website now.
Despite not being named as a launch retail partner for the Galaxy Note 7, Bing Lee is taking pre-orders and selling the Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx models for RRP of $1349. They too are including the 256GB microSD card with pre-orders, which of course end at midnight on the 18th of August.
If Bing Lee is your retailer of choice, head over to Bing Lee and put your pre-order in now.
Vodafone has hit early and advised their plans as well as putting up the site where you will be able to pre-order the phone from the 5th of August. From Vodafone you’ll be able to grab the phone from as little as $74 per month ($40 Plan and $34 handset repayment) on a 24 month contract with unlimited calls/sms in Australia but only 500MB of data, lukcily they have a bunch of other plans and options to check out as well.
Vodafone Plan information:
(over 24 months)
|Device monthly payment
(over 24 months)
|Total cost per month||Plan data inclusion||Bonus data offer
(ends August 30)
|Total data allowance including promotional offers|
(min spend over 24 months $1776)
(min spend over 24 months $2136)
(min spend over 24 months $2208)
(min spend over 24 months $2280)
(min spend over 24 months $2668)
(min spend over 24 months $3192)
Vodafone customers will be able to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 online from August 5 at 12:01 AM (AEST) to 18 August at 11:59 PM (AEST) from the Vodafone website.
Optus will be kicking off their pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 shortly on the Optus Website. Optus’ plans for the Galaxy Note 7 include:
Optus is also offering the 256GB MicroSD Card as a pre-order bonus when you purchase from any Optus retail outlet, which at $299.95 value is a pretty attractive offer.
Optus subsidiary Virgin Mobile will be offering the handset as well. Virgin has released their plans for the Galaxy Note 7 advising that they will be selling the handset in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx for $88 per month ($18 handset on the Virgin Mobile $70 plan) on a 24 month contract – total cost is $2112 over 24 months. Virgin Mobile offers Data rollover on all their new postpaid plans, but if their $88 plan isn’t to your liking their other deals are now live.
Virgin is offering two deals with the Note 7 – there’s an option to get the Note 7 or you can get the Note 7 bundled with a Gear Fit 2. For both ways three ways to buy the Galaxy Note 7, you can buy it on 24 month contract, on a 12 month off-contract month-to-month service or pay for it up front on a plan starting from $30 per month.
24 Month Contract:
Over 12 months (no contract):
Month-to-month with phone up front:
If you want to get the Note 7 from Virgin Mobile, head over to their website and get on it now.
Telstra will also be offering the Galaxy Note 7 on their 4GX network. Telstra has kicked off their pre-orders offering the Samsung Galaxy Note7 in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx on a range of Go Mobile and Go Business Mobile plans, including the $95 Go Mobile plans which includes 8GB of data to use in Australia and $15/mth handset repayments on a 24 month contract. (min cost $2640). If that’s too rich for you check out their range of other plans:
Telstra is also doing the pre-order bonus of a Samsung 256GB microSD card valued at $299.95 which they say can store more than ’12 hours of 4K Ultra HD video or more than 22,500 songs’.
Telstra is also pushing access to Telstra Air Wi-Fi data, which is currently free at the moment, offering Wi-Fi access at more than 400,000 Telstra Air hotspots around Australia. The free access is only until 27 March 2017, but gives you a good option to get access to free data on the move.
If you want a Galaxy Note 7 on Telstra, head over to the website and get your order in now.