The US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available this coming October, according to an announcement from the company today. US Cellular will join the major phone makers in the United States in offering the newly-unveiled Samsung phablet.
The US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7 inch 1920 x 1080 Super Full HD Super AMOLED display. Inside, it runs on a 1.9 GHz Exynos Octa-core chipset and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The phablet also comes with 3GB of RAM, and a choice between 32GB and 64GB of internal storage space. Expansion is possible via a microSD card slot. There is also a 13 MP rear camera that can capture Ultra HD (4K) video, and a 2 MP front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, Infrared Blaster, GPS/GLONASS, MHL 2.0, and HSPA+. The device harnesses the power of a 3,200 mAh battery. Android 4.3 is its operating system out of the box. The ultra-thin device measures only 8.3mm, and tips the scale at 168 grams.
Some notable features include Air Command, Pen Window, Action Memo, S Health, S Voice Hands Free, Screen Write, Scrapbook, Samsung KNOX, Samsung Adapt Display, Air Gesture, and Air View, among others. Samsung has furthermore introduced improvements to the S Pen stylus. In terms of its appearance, the phablet has a synthetic leather rear cover surrounded by a faux stich detail. Such design elements make the device standout among many other devices available today. There will be a number of color options available, including black, white, and potentially, pink. This article by Rodge provides more details on the phablet.
The US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be priced $299.99 on a two-year contract. Verizon and AT&T are both selling the device for the same amount. Meanwhile, T-Mobile will sell the device for $199.99 upfront in addition to 24 monthly payments of $21 each. Check out Adrian’s article for more pricing details in Canada and Europe.
US Cellular Samsung Galaxy Gear
US Cellular has not announced whether it will sell the Samsung Galaxy Gear or not. If it does, the device may be priced at $300 alone, like what AT&T and T-Mobile are doing. It is also possible that they will eventually sell it bundled with the Note 3 for $600, which is the price of the bundle on Verizon.