Samsung's Unpacked event has just ended within the last half hour, and both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well as the Galaxy Note 5 were revealed just as many consumers were expecting. There was lots to learn about both devices as Samsung took the stage to showcase each device's best features, but likely the most sought after detail for either phone for most consumers is "when can we pick one up?" Samsung shed light on these details as well and just as it was thought based on the information from the various leaks ahead of this event, Samsung will be launching the phone in retail stores starting on August 21st here in the U.S. and Canada.
That's great news for anyone in these two regions looking to get their hands on the device, but the even better news is that Samsung has stated pre-orders for both phones go live today, at 3PM edt which means you can at least place your order a week ahead of time. That should also mean those who pre-order the device will get the phone in hand and on their doorstep likely on or around the day that they go on sale physically inside of retail stores. If you're wondering which retail stores will have the pre-orders ready for you, lack of choice is not going to be something you have to wrestle with.
As of right now it seems only two U.S. carriers have confirmed pre-orders will be available today for both phones. AT&T has confirmed that pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well as the Galaxy Note 5 will be available at the stated time in both the 32GB and 64GB models, and will be available at full cost as well as on the NEXT plans which breaks up the full cost onto your bill every month, and lastly it'll also be available at 2-year pricing. For Sprint the deal is mostly the same. Customers can grab both the 32GB and 64GB models of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 at full cost with no contract, or they can sign a 2-year to get the subsidized discount or they can pick the devices up on Sprint's Easypay option which breaks up the full cost of the phones over the monthly bill. Verizon hasn't shared any details yet about when pre-orders or official availability will go live, and T-Mobile states that pre-registration for both phones starts today to "learn more" (which means no pre-orders) but actual availability hits on August 21st in stores and online. Since T-Mobile doesn't have contracts, the phone can either be purchased at full cost outright, or through T-Mobile's EIP plans which breaks up the cost of the phone on monthly bills, as well as T-Mobile's JUMP! plans. Specific pricing details can be found for both phones in their respective dedicated posts for each carrier.