Verizon has typically been last to announce details for big name devices but the carrier has come right out of the gate today saying that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pre-orders will arrive soon ahead of a release date that is likely going to touch down in October.
In the past, we’ve seen Verizon remain mum on specific details after a big device launch, most recently with the HTC One. Not the case with the Galaxy Note 3 it seems. Shortly after the Galaxy Note 3 event concluded, Verizon put up a Galaxy Note 3 splash page that confirms the device’s existence and also suggests that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear will be coming soon.
On the splash page, the carrier specifically says that consumers will be able to pre-order “the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear soon.” It does not mention a specific date, leaving that open for interpretation. Carriers often say soon but don’t actually mean imminent. With that in mind, Verizon’s soon could mean several weeks rather than several days.
The Verizon Galaxy Note 3 price is not listed though we expect the carrier to reveal that detail when it reveals the Galaxy Note 3 pre-order date in the future. Samsung has said that the Galaxy Note 3 will land in the United States in October though it did not confirm a specific date.
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 doesn’t appear to have a branded home button though given that we haven’t seen a back, it’s too early to conclude that the press image seen here will resemble the Verizon model. The carrier did take heat for the decision on the Galaxy Note 2 so it could opt to change its ways with the Galaxy Note 3.
Verizon’s device will come with support for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and it will be competing against the likes of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.
Like the other devices, the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 should come with a large 1080p display, 13MP camera, new slim and lightweight design with a faux leather back, new S Pen features and more.
It will be joined by the Galaxy Gear smartwatch that will be touching down alongside the Galaxy Note 3 in October for $299.