It appears that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Canada will follow the same October release schedule as the device in the U.S.
Samsung announced last Tuesday that the Galaxy Note 3 would release Sept. 25 internationally and in October for U.S. and Japanese markets; however, the release for Canadian carriers was not initially certain. Samsung indicated we would see the Galaxy Note 3 release up north “later this year,” but now Canadian carrier Telus reports that it will have the device available starting Oct. 4.
A number of Canadian carriers and retailers are expected to carry the Samsung Galaxy Not 3 as well as its companion device Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet including Bell, Best Buy, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Target Mobile™, Tbooth wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS. With Telus having announced its release date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it is likely that we should hear from other Canadian carriers about their plans for the device soon.
In the U.S. the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sell for $299 with a two-year contract. Many expect the device's price to range between $249 and $299 in Canada.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to sell for £299 on-contract in the U.K. and £649 off contract. Samsung currently has pre-orders available for the device as well as Samsung Galaxy Gear. The U.K. will be among the 149 countries, which will begin selling the Galaxy Note 3 on Sept. 25.
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 Galaxy Note 3 include Samsung Knox preloaded on the Galaxy Note 3 and able to work for both personal and business capacities. The Samsung Galaxy 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 handset with simple dot, circle and box motions.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come in jet black, classic white and blush pink color options. It isn't yet known whether the U.S., U.K., or Canada will receive the blush pink Galaxy Note 3.
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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.