Sprint has been keeping quiet about its plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 despite most of its major competitors having begun accepting pre-orders and announcing release dates for their models of the Note 3. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 splash page on Sprint's website simply says "coming soon." However, we have been able to scrounge up a little information on the Sprint Galaxy Note 3 before the Now Network officially announces it. 

IBTimes spoke with a Sprint retail representative who says the Galaxy Note 3 should be available on the carrier starting Oct. 2. According to the rep, Samsung visited the store on Wednesday in order to give them a preview of the Note 3 before its release on the network, which indicates that a release on Sprint could coincide with other carriers. 

Thus far AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have all begun accepting pre-orders for their Galaxy Note 3 models. The Note 3 will release on AT&T Oct. 1, on T-Mobile Oct. 2 and on Verizon Oct. 10. Officially, Sprint has only announced its intentions to power the Note 3 but has not given any details on the device or when it will release. 

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Pundits have noted the passing of what appears to be Sprint models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 through the FCC. Last week Engadget reported that many devices with Galaxy Note 3 model-number variants had been inspected by the FCC. A device with the SM-N900R4 was certified with support for LTE-capable CDMA bands for Sprint, US Cellular and other regional providers, while one with the model number SM-N900P was certified with support specifically for Sprint. Many have taken these sightings as further confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will soon come to Sprint. 

As said, Sprint has not officially announced any pre-order or release date information for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 so these claims cannot be confirmed until the network is ready to reveal its plans. Similar to Sprint, regional carrier U.S. Cellular has not officially revealed any pre-order or release plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which the carrier says it will be carrying at some point. 

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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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