Samsung's latest flagship will be landing down under on August 19, and you'll be able to preorder the Galaxy Note 7 starting on August 5 from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Samsung Retail and Samsung.com.au. Jump to the bottom of the story for a round-up of preorder and plan deals. We'll keep that updated as more info becomes available.
The metal and glass phone packs in a curved screen, a USB-C charging port, iris scanning to unlock and an upgraded stylus, among other new features. While a lot of the hardware is similar to Samsung's S7 Edge, the feature-rich Note 7 is taking aim at the power users among us. You can read CNET's full hands-on preview here.
In Australia, the Note 7 will retail for AU$1,349, a step up from the S7 Edge, released earlier this year, which sold for AU$1,249. As for colour options, you'll be able to pick it up in black, silver and gold locally. No dice on the.
To offset that a little, Samsung's offering a pre-order bonus. If you preorder the phone before August 18, you'll also score a 256GB microSD card (conveniently, the biggest card the Note 7 will take as expandable storage).
Optus' most popular offering is the AU$85 plan, which packs in 7GB of data and unlimited talk and text. Phone repayments bring that up to AU$96 per month for a minimum cost of AU$2,304 over 24 months.
If you want the Note 7 on plan with Telstra, it starts at AU$95 per month for 1GB of data and AU$550 of included calls and text. That's a minimum of AU$2280 over 24 months. If 1GB isn't going to cut it for you (and it probably won't), the next best bet is the AU$110 per month plan for 10GB of data and unlimited talk and text for AU$2640 over 24 months. Telstra's plans also come with an additional data offering on Telstra Air, the telco's network of Wi-Fi hotspots.
Virgin is offering the Note 7 on a number of plans. The AU$70 plan with AU$18 handset repayments (for a total of AU$88 per month) looks like the likely candidate for most customers. For a minimum spend of AU$2112 over 24 months, you get unlimited calls and text and 7GB of data per month.
A monthly plan with 6GB of data will cost you AU$92 with a minimum spend of AU$2208 over the 24-month contract, but jumping up to the 8GB tier -- AU$95 per month, including handset repayments -- will score you an extra 2GB for AU$3 a month. Both plans include unlimited calls and text.