Those hoping to snag Samsung’s soon-to-be-released mobile Gear VR headset this holiday season will also need to get their hands on the phone that powers it—the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. If you haven’t yet pulled the trigger, the Note 4 can now be purchased from all major U.S. carriers for $199.
Update (12/7/2014): It looks like the $199 price was limited-time, the phone has returned to $299 on all carriers… at least for now.
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No matter if you’re on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint—America’s three largest carriers—you can now pick up Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 for $199 from Amazon, so long as you’re upgrading or starting a new contract.
- Verizon – Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 32GB
- AT&T – Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 32GB
- Sprint – Samsung Galaxy Note 4, 32GB
Verizon users not due for an upgrade but still pining for the Note 4 for Gear VR are in luck; at $699 their carrier has the best Note 4 non-upgrade price of the three. Those on AT&T and Sprint without upgrades will have to pay a bit more—$799 and $720 respectively. You find those deals through the same links above, just be sure to select ‘Without a Service Plan’ for the appropriate carrier.
Gear VR, Samsung’s first mobile VR headset, relies on the Note 4’s high resolution 2560 x 1440 display and powerful 2.7 GHz quad-core processor to deliver an impressive virtual reality experience directly from the phone. The Note 4 snaps into the Gear VR which has its own lenses, buttons, touchpad, and focal adjustment, along with a high performance inertial sensor to enable headtracking.
Gear VR was announced by Samsung back at the beginning of September, and the company says that it will launch in the U.S. in early December for $199.