Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear expected in early October
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch are expected to land in the US in early October, T-Mobile revealed late Thursday.
The Wireless mobile carrier said it will would launch the devices on October 2, while AT&T said that pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 3 would ship on October 1, we are not sure when other carriers around the world will receive.In the US, the phablet will be available on AT&T for $299 with a two-year contract, or $35 a month with AT&T Next. T-Mobile is offering the device for about $199 down and 24 monthly payments of just $21, which comes to a total of $703.
T-Mobile said its customers could expect to pay $300 for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, while AT&T hasn’t listed any price and only offered the vague delivery window of in "coming weeks." AT&T began taking pre-orders on Thursday for Galaxy Note 3, while T-Mobile only invited customers to sign up for alerts indicating when the wireless carrier would begin taking orders the new flagship phablet.
Verizon also joined the band by announcing on Wednesday that it would start accepting pre-orders for the devices at 6 on Friday, although they do not hint when customers can expect delivery.
Introduced earlier this week, the Note 3 comes with a 5.7-inch screen -- a slight increase over that of the Galaxy Note 2. However, this device is lighter and thinner than its predecessor, measuring just 8.3mm and weighing in at 168g. The Galaxy note 3 is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 3,200mAh battery.
The Gear is a wrist-worn, touch-screen timepiece that talks to your smartphone -- or in this case, your phablet so you won’t have to be forever fetching your primary device from your purse or pocket. It controls tracks exercise, music, installs apps, and even makes phone calls.