The U.S. release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 continues on Friday with the Note 3 now available at AT&T and Sprint. AT&T took to Twitter early Friday to announce its latest device while Sprint now has the Galaxy Note 3 listed on its website. Sprint notably didn't offer pre-orders for the Note 3 as many other carriers did.
Those interested in purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 from AT&T or Sprint can now do so in stores as well as online. Currently, both the Jet Black and Classic White color options are available at both carriers.
The AT&T Galaxy Note 3 sells for 299.99 with a two-year contract and $549.99 with one-year contract. Customers can also pay for the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 in 20 monthly payments of $35 under the AT&T Next program or at full price for $724.99.
The Sprint Galaxy Note 3 sells for $349.99 with a two-year contract; however, new customers bringing their number to Sprint will get a limited time $100 discount, which will cut the price to $249.99. Customers can also pay for the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 at full price for $699.99.
Both AT&T and Sprint also have a special promotion of $200 off the price of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet or $150 off the price of a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet, a discount which will be deducted automatically at purchase. The limited-time offer ends Nov. 19.
Retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Radio Shack have also begun offering the Galaxy Note 3, powered by AT&T and Sprint. Respective carrier pricing still apply for retailers; however, RadioShack is offering its “Trade and Save” program for the Galaxy Note 3. The program will allow Galaxy Note 2 owners to trade in their device for $175 off the price of the Galaxy Note 3, while owners of the original Galaxy Note will receive $100 with a trade.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear companion device, also available at AT&T and Sprint, is sold separately for $299.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core LTE processor for the U.S. market, 32GB and 64GB internal storage options with microSD expansion up to 64GB and 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera with 1080p/60 video recording and 4K video recording for some models. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 also runs the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and a 3,200mAh battery and features boosted 24-bit and 192 KHz audio.
Software features for the Note 3 include Samsung Knox preloaded and able to work for both personal and business capacities. The Note 3 also focuses on improved multitasking with the Air command feature, which directs users to the Action Memo, Screen Write, S-Finder, Scrapbook and Pen Window applications. With an enhanced S-Pen, users can easily navigate their Galaxy Note 3 handset with simple dot, circle and box motions.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.