The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be heading to the five largest carriers in the United States including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless in October.
Samsung today confirmed the Galaxy Note 3 for arrival on September 25th in more than 140 countries. The country says that countries that don’t get it on September 25th will get it by the end of October. The company later confirmed that the United States would get the device at some point in October though it didn’t say when.
The company confirmed the Galaxy Note 3 for five big name carriers in the United States including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. All five carriers offered the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S4, something that seemed to point to them snagging the Galaxy Note 3.
It’s still not clear when these carriers will offer the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung is careful to say that it will be in October, but we expect the carriers to make their plans known closer to that month.
Historically, we’ve seen Samsung confirm release dates ahead of carriers only to see carriers be slow to confirm specific release date and pricing. U.S. carriers usually remain mum on specifics until much closer to their release dates. In the past, we haven’t seen the Galaxy Note series land on smaller carriers so it’s unclear if the Galaxy Note 3 will stick to these five carriers or move to others in the U.S. as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will improve upon the Galaxy Note 2 with a thinner and lighter design, new S Pen software, enhanced multitasking, a new camera, and more.
It will be joined later this month by the Samsung Gear, a smartwatch that can pair with the Galaxy Note 3 for calls, messages and more.