It’s action stations for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fans this morning with retailers and carriers opening pre-orders for the newest in the Note series. With all the pre-orders live, it’s looking like the fan favourite colour option Blue Coral isn’t available at any of the carriers or retailers.
The phone is now available to pre-order from carriers Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Optus, retailers JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman and Samsung themselves in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx, but where is Blue Coral? Unfortunately Samsung Australia has advised us that they will not be bringing that colour option to Australia.
Samsung has used colour variants to ‘refresh’ their phone line up mid-cycle in the past, so it may be a case of waiting for 6-months for the Blue Coral, but if you’re in the market now that’s not going to help.
Your only option is to start looking around at grey importers, but at this early stage there’s few options even there, the usual UK importers Clove, Handtec and MobileFun are all having to wait for the September launch in Europe to start selling their handsets – and Australian grey import stalwarts Kogan, DWI and MobileCiti don’t even have the handset listed as yet. There’s also no guarantee you can pick up the 256GB microSD pre-order bonus with the phone if they do start stocking it.
At this stage, it looks like you’d best jump onto a Gold, Silver or Black Note 7 if you want the pre-order bonus. It’s a shame really, that Blue Coral Note 7 is hot.
Did you want the Note 7 in Blue Coral? Which colour are you going to choose instead?