The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 U.S. release date is coming after the rest of the world gets to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
At the tail end of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 event Samsung announced the U.S. Galaxy Note 3 release date would arrive in October, after the September 25th worldwide release date.
This is not surprising as Samsung devices normally arrive in the U.S. after a global launch, but it is disappointing news for shoppers that want to buy a AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Galaxy Note 3.
While there is no specific Samsung Galaxy Note 3 U.S. release dates announced, all appearances point to a fast Note 3 release in the U.S. and Samsung could deliver an AT&T Galaxy Note 3 release date in early October. Samsung and AT&T are tight partners and AT&T was one of the first in the U.S. to offer the Galaxy S4.
The good news about today’s announcement is that the major U.S. carriers are all on board for the Galaxy Note 3, which means we should see carriers pushing to get the device out near the same time.
After AT&T, expect a T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 option with a Sprint Galaxy Note 3 soon after. The U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 3 could come at any time after AT&T, but based on past moves a Verizon Galaxy Note 3 release date could be dead last.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes in 32GB and 64GB storage sizes and U.S. carriers may opt to only offer the 32GB model, or one carrier could offer a Galaxy Note 3 64GB as an exclusive. The device is available in black, white and pink, and we could see special color options arrive later down the line.
Samsung switched out the plastic back of the Galaxy Note 2 for a faux leather back on the Galaxy Note 3. This may help appease users that don’t like the plastic feel of Samsung devices. The Galaxy Note 3 still features a removable back and a 3200 mAh battery plus a Micro SD card slot.
There are new S Pen features like Air Command, which lets users quickly call up five S Pen apps or actions from any screen. There are also enhanced multitasking capabilities with the ability to use two of the same app in Multi-Window mode and a new Pen Window option that can call up an app in a window the user draws on the screen.
Samsung also added a new Multi Vision Group Play feature that lets users link up three Galaxy Note 3 screens to form one big screen for watching videos.
There is no Samsung Galaxy Note 3 price yet, but U.S. carriers will likely charge around $299 on release, as it seems the top end U.S. consumers are willing to pay.