The time has come to get your pre-order in for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone tipped to be one of the hottest that 2016 has on offer. 

With the UK missing out on the Note 5, there are plenty of people eagerly awaiting the arrival of Samsung's latest. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is tempting, the lure of USB Type-C, an HDR display at 5.7-inches and the flexibility of the S Pen, takes the Note 7 to a new dimension. 

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 have now opened, so you can get in line to  secure one of the hottest phones of the year.

Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available for £699 SIM free. If you order it on a new contract or upgrade you'll get a free Gear VR headset with it. This is the new Gear VR, designed for this new handset and powered by Oculus. If you pre-order from Carphone Warehouse, you'll get your handset 3 days early. Click here for all the details on the Carphone Warehouse offer.

Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that they will be demoing the Note 7 in store for those who want to know more and that it will be hitting shelves on 2 September.

Like Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone has also opened up pre-orders for the Note 7, and anyone who pre-orders through the carrier will get a Gear VR headset. Customers who pre-order before Sunday, 28 August will receive their device on Tuesday, 30 August - 3 days before launch. 

With Vodafone, cost-wise, we're looking at the £57 per month contract with unlimited minutes and texts, plus 12GB of data and a £20 upfront cost as the cheapest way to get the new device, although other plans are available.

Upfront costs and monthly commitments vary depending on tariff, of course. Find out more about Vodafone's offer here

O2, like Voda and CPW will offer you a free VR headset with the Note 7 if you pre-order from today. Again, those who order before Sunday will get the device 3 days prior to official retail launch. 

Price wise on O2, you can snag the phone from £50 per month with £10 upfront and get 1GB data, or buy it on pay as you go for £778. Other available deals and offers can be found on O2's Note 7 page

Three, not to be left out, has also opened pre-orders for customers from today and will ship it on Tuesday, 30 August with a free Gear VR headset if you order it before Sunday, 28 August.

With Three, the upfront cost is either £99 or £149 with monthly commitments ranging from £35 per month up to £56 per month, depending on how much data you want. Click here for all of Three's pre-order deals

Samsung has told us this morning that stock will be limited due to "unprecedented demand", so if you want to be sure you get one on launch day, the safest best mostly likely is to pre-order as soon as you practically can.

It seems so limited, in fact, that the company's own online retail store has already closed its pre-orders. Once they're available again, you'll be able to buy the phone unlocked for £739 (£40 more expensive than if you go through Carphone Warehouse). 

We'll update you with any other Samsung Galaxy Note 7 deals that appear during pre-order.