The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that was introduced at the Unpacked event in Berlin only a couple of days back, has already hit major carriers in the US along with the Galaxy Gear. Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T are already accepting pre-orders and they have also promised to stock up on the Samsung smartwatch in the coming weeks. Sprint is urging interested customers to pre-register for the phone, while U.S. Cellular has gone on record to confirm that the phablet will be up for grabs very soon.
Sprint and Verizon are yet to reveal the exact launch details of the smartphone, but we are expecting it to be made available in October itself. U.S. Cellular loyalists will be able to lay their hands on the gadget sometime in the next month and T-Mobile users can expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to knock on their doors from October 2 onwards. AT&T will dispatch the handsets to be delivered to interested customers on October 1. And that’s not all. The unlocked variant of the phone can be seen listed on some e-retailers and it will be yours if you are willing to pay at least $798.50. This unlocked model and its LTE counterpart are slated to start shipping on September 28.
Let’s take a quick look at the specifications of the Galaxy Note 3. Graced by a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch FHD screen, the phone measuring 8.3mm in thickness employs either a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor or a 1.9GHz octa core Exynos 5 Octa chipset. The Android Jelly Bean 4.3-powered device can be expected to tag along a 13MP camera, a 2MP webcam, a 3,200mAh battery and 32GB or 64GB onboard storage with memory expansion options. It goes without saying that it is bundled with an S Pen stylus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone’s price has been disclosed to be $199.99 with 24 equal monthly installments of $21 by T-Mobile, while AT&T has pegged it at $299.99 with a two-year agreement. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will set users back by $299.