The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is gearing up for a speedy release with several U.S. carriers having announced their prices and release dates for the device.
As promised, the preorder page for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the Verizon network is now up. Big Red will sell the Galaxy Note 3 for $299.99 with a two-year contract or for $699.99 off-contract, keeping in step with its prices for the first two Galaxy Note devices. In addition, the Galaxy Note 3 will be $0 down and $29.16 per month with Verizon’s Edge program.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will ship for online preorders by Oct. 10, which gives us the first release date for the Verizon model. There's no word yet on when the Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Verizon retail stores; however, it'll likely be the same day.
Meanwhile, U.S. Cellular announced that the company will also begin offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in October. The Midwest regional carrier said it will offer the jet black model of the Galaxy Note 3 but hasn't announced when preorders will begin or what day the device will be released.
AT&T actually beat Verizon to the punch by launching its preorder page earlier on Friday. The Galaxy Note 3 will sell for $299.99 with a two-year contract and $724.99 without and ship by Oct. 1. T-Mobile has also announced an Oct. 2 release date for its model of the Galaxy Note 3, but it hasn't started accepting preorders. The device will sell for $199.99 down with T-Mobile's Jump program. Sprint also hasn't yet started accepting preorders, and the company hasn't announced a release date for its version of the Galaxy Note 3.
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 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. will receive the blush pink Galaxy Note 3.
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