If you’re in the UK and you’re keen to get your hands on Samsung’s latest “phablet” release then you’ll be interested to hear that online retailer Clove is taking pre-orders now. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will cost you £455 plus VAT which amounts to a total price of £546.

It is expected to be in stock starting from “mid-October” and so far they only have the 16GB version on offer, in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options. There’s no word on when the 32GB and 64GB versions will be available, or how much they will cost.

Clicking through the order process reveals that the device “is currently unavailable and its final price is unknown” so they won’t actually take payment until the final price is confirmed. The Clove blog reveals that they have “received indicative price and availability details” so the quoted price is liable to be accurate, but it isn’t set in stone. They are also quoting £6 or £7 for UK delivery, but they will ship elsewhere.

On the off chance that all the excitement of Samsung’s Unpacked Event at IFA 2012 in Berlin passed you by, you can follow that link and find the full video along with all our juiciest coverage of the new devices. That includes this Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review and first impressions article that has a video of the Note 2 in action which is bound to whet your appetite.

What do you think? Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 too expensive? Is it going on your shopping list?

Simon Hill
Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Galaxy Note 5.