More product release information is trickling in for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now that T-Mobile has announced when the Note 3 will become available in stores and when it will accept pre-orders.
T-Mobile will begin accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Wednesday, and the handsets will begin shipping on Oct. 2, the carrier said in a press release. With T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plan, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will cost $199.99 up front with monthly payments of $21 for 24-months. Customers can also purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in full for about $700. While all of the five major U.S. carriers have announced their intent to support the Galaxy Note 3, T-Mobile will be the third to begin accepting pre-orders for the Note 3. T-Mobile will also carry the Samsung Galaxy Gear companion device, which will be sold separately.
Thus far, we know Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 3 to international markets on Sept. 25 and in the U.S. and Japan in October. Stateside, AT&T and Verizon have already begun accepting pre-orders, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be released on AT&T on Oct. 2 and on Verizon on Oct. 10.
As stated previously, Sprint and U.S. Cellular announced their plans to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but have not yet announced a launch date or pre-order information. However, recent sightings of model numbers coinciding with all five major U.S. carriers at the FCC indicate the Galaxy Note 3 is in fact on its way to both Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
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 on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and a 3,200mAh battery, and it features boosted 24-bit and 192 KHz audio.
Software features for the Galaxy Note 3 include Samsung Knox, which is preloaded on the Galaxy Note 3, in versions compatible with both personal and business uses. 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 around 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, but the blush pink Galaxy Note 3 is not expected to be available in the U.S.
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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.