The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date in the United States is clearing its final hurdles as two Galaxy Note 3 models, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 and the Verizon Galaxy Note 3, have seemingly passed through the FCC on their way to their respective carriers.
Earlier this month, Samsung announced a brand new smartphone in the Galaxy Note 3, a big-screened giant that will be coming to replace the Galaxy Note 2 with a host of new features. Surprisingly, we saw U.S. carriers immediately throw their weight behind the Galaxy Note 3, something that we did not see with the Galaxy Note 2.
Right off the bat, carriers in the U.S. declared release dates and began offering pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 3 ahead of its eventual release. And while there are still some mysteries, including the Sprint and U.S. Cellular release dates, we know that the October release date in the United States is likely on track for most, if not all carriers.
The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3, also known as the SM-N900T and the Verizon Galaxy Note 3, thought to be the SM-N900V, have been noticed passing through the FCC on their way to their respective carriers. The filings, first noticed by Blog of Mobile, don’t reveal much but they are confirmation that both of these devices are moving closer to their respective release dates.
We still haven’t seen the AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 3 models pass through though we expect that to take place soon, in the weeks ahead of their arrival.
Passing through the FCC is a final hurdle for most smartphones and the fact that we’re seeing these filings this early means that these devices are on track for their early October release dates. T-Mobile will be releasing its Galaxy Note 3 on October 2nd while Verizon claims that it will ship its Galaxy Note 3 by October 10th. With the FCC approval now in effect, don’t expect these dates to change.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is going to replace the Galaxy Note 2 as the companies flagship big-screen smartphone. It will be coming with a larger 1080p display, a 13MP camera, new faux leather back instead of polycarbonate plastic, 32GB of storage, Android Jelly Bean combined with new TouchWiz software features from Samsung and a $299.99 price tag on-contract.
Carriers are currently taking pre-orders ahead of the device’s arrival in the United States, giving buyers a chance to pick up the phone early ahead of its eventual release.