It is great to see a UK website start Samsung Galaxy Note 2 pre-orders, although we’re seeing a number of blogs reporting the incorrect information about the price, which is due to this only being a placeholder or best guess of the Galaxy Note 2 price in the UK. Some reporters are suggesting that Clove Technology has confirmed the price by listing it on their website, but a closer look at the pre-order shows that this is not the case.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date and price are explained at checkout — you only need to head over to clove.co.uk and click on the Galaxy Note 2 product page (under coming soon), which shows a price of around £550 once VAT is added for the SIM-Free version.
When you add the smartphone, aka tabphone, to the basket you’ll notice a choice of Marble White and Titanium Gray in 16GB. There are other storage options that all say out of stock, and these include a 32GB and 64GB version. It is worth noting that the 16GB model is also not in stock, but Clove are taking pre-orders and will not charge you until the device is shipped.
The next screen will include a message in red and this basically makes it clear that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is unavailable, and the “final price is unknown”. The order will be taken and when the price and release date is known, then Clove UK will take the payment. You can see the exact message below.
So there you have it directly in their own words, which means any website stating something along the lines of “UK price confirmed for Samsung Galaxy Note 2“, and then linking to Clove are not reporting the facts correctly. It is worth pointing out that this could indeed be the correct price, and Clove are just covering themselves in case anything changes by the release date, but currently we have to take the facts as printed on the website as these are the terms of sale.
Will you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 without a confirmed price? The 16GB is the only model up for pre-order at this time, so is this enough for you or would you prefer a 32GB or 64GB version? You can expect the device to launch in the UK at some point in mid-October, although our US readers might want to see our earlier article that showed some leaks hinting towards a T-Mobile and AT&T release.