A number of carriers in the US have already launched Samsung’s latest addition to the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch that accompanies the Note 3 (for now). AT&T has announced that they will be physically launching both devices on October 4th, so if you have been anticipating this date it is just 3 days away.
Early last month, Samsung UK revealed the prices that it would be selling these two newest Galaxy devices – and they’re quite steep – a £649 (about $1,051) tag for the phablet and £299 (about $484) for the watch and a bundled price of £848 ($1,325) for those that want both the phablet and the watch. In the same post, we learnt that AT&T would be selling Galaxy Note 3 for $724 off-contract (which is a lot lower than Verizon’s $699.99 for the phablet and a phablet smartwatch bundled price of $999.98) and $299.99 on a 2 year contract. Alternatively, you can join AT&T’s Next program for $35 monthly. The Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch sells for $299 since there is no contract.
Users have been placing their pre-orders for the device(s) on AT&T’s Galaxy Note page and the carrier promises that shipping for pre-order will being on October 1st (today). Starting Friday, AT&T customers will have the option of buying either or both Android devices online or at AT&T stores and accredited outlets at the same price as the current pre-order price.
As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 3 is a 5.7 inch monster smartphone (or small tablet) with a full HD 1080p display, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3 GB RAM, a 13 megapixels camera, a 3,200mAh battery and an S-Pen active stylus. The gear is an Android-powered wristwatch with a 1.63 inch 320×320 pixels Super AMOLED display, an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 1.9 megapixels camera, 4 GB internal storage and a 315 mAh battery. If you are unsure if the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Gear are right for you, read more about them here.
AT&T leads the way but other carriers including Sprint and T-Mobile will be selling these devices starting ‘early this month’.
Source: Android and Me