Sep 23 AT 4:08 PM Dima Aryeh 23 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch coming to Sprint on October 4

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If you’re a Samsung fan and a Sprint customer, you’re in for a treat very soon. Come the fourth of October, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and companion Galaxy Gear smartwatch will both be coming to Sprint. You’ll be able to buy either or both online or in stores for quite a hefty price.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the newest smartphone in the Note lineup, will feature a slightly larger 5.7-inch display than its predecessor, in 1080p resolution. It packs a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera with smart stabilization, the S Pen stylus, and all new software features like Pen Window, Action Memo, and the classic Multi Window. And of course, Samsung tossed out the glossy plastic and replaced it with fake leather.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is the companion to the Galaxy Note 3. It’s a smartwatch with a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display and a built in 1.9MP camera. When paired over Bluetooth, it can show notifications, control media, and more. It will have an app store to itself too. However, the battery only lasts a day.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will go for $349.99 with a new two year contract, while the Galaxy Gear will go for $299.99 and can be bought in Jet Black, Wild Orange, and Oatmeal Beige. I’m down for Oatmeal Beige, let me tell you. Both are priced very high, but can be justifiable. Sprint customers, will you be buying these devices?

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sept. 23, 2013 — Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 and Galaxy Gearâ„¢ will be available from Sprint beginning Friday, Oct. 4, in all sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1.

Built on Androidâ„¢ 4.3, Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Classic White and Jet Black and costs $349.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Available in Jet Black, Oatmeal Beige and Wild Orange, Galaxy Gear will be available for $299.99. (Prices exclude taxes)

Galaxy Note 3 smartphone customers can sign up for Sprint’s new Unlimited, My WaySM plan or My All-inSM plan with talk, text and data while on the Sprint network. The Sprint Unlimited GuaranteeSM gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service1. Sprint is the only national carrier to offer this guarantee. Customers can also take advantage of Sprint One UpSM, a new upgrade program that gives customers the ability to upgrade their smartphone every 12 months and get our best smartphone plan, Unlimited, My WaySM starting at just $65 a month2 (excluding taxes and surcharges).

Galaxy Gear introduces the smartphone experience to wearable gear. It features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED® display and 1.9-megapixel camera. When paired with Galaxy Note 3, the user is connected to discreet notifications, hands-free calling, media/music control and S Voiceâ„¢ access. Other key features include:

· Smart Relayâ„¢: Quick Glance Notification alert for incoming calls, messages and more on Galaxy Gear. When you pick up Galaxy Note 3, it will intuitively open the appropriate application to save you time.

· Smart Lock: Automatically lock or unlock Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear as soon as Galaxy Gear is within a 5-foot radius of Galaxy Note 3.

· Find My Device: Galaxy Gear can be used to find Galaxy Note 3 by remotely triggering an alarm when within Bluetooth® range. Galaxy Note 3 can also be used the same way to find Galaxy Gear.

“Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear provides our customers with a wireless experience like no other,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint and Samsung have been partners in innovation for many years, and this combination of the right device on the right rate plans is exciting for our customers. While other wireless providers are moving away from unlimited service, we know these types of devices will only increase the amount of data our customers use each month, and they shouldn’t be restricted to using their smartphones when their wireless provider wants; customers should be able to use their smartphone when they want, the way they want.”

Galaxy Note 3 builds on the award-winning Galaxy Note family by offering a fast 2.3GHz quad-core processor for robust multitasking. The new Multi Window lets users seamlessly toggle between supported applications without closing a window or opening a new page. Additionally, Drag and Drop mode within the new Multi Window allows users to easily drag and drop text or image from one window to the other. Users can also run the same application in two different windows at the same time.

The 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display provides a beautiful viewing experience and enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen.

The new S Penâ„¢ can be used for drawing sketches or writing notes but also plays an integral role in how users interface with the device. A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces Air Commandâ„¢. With Air Command, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus. These five features make it faster and easier to get things done:

· Action Memoâ„¢ allows users to handwrite a note and automatically execute a function or convert that handwritten information into formatted content. Action Memo can instantly initiate a call, add contacts, look up an address on a map, search the Web, save a task to a to-do list, and more.

· Scrapbook enables users to organize or track down content and information from various sources, including the Web, YouTube and Gallery in one place so they can easily look back at collected content.

· Screen Write captures the full screen image of the current page on the device and allows users to write comments on the captured image.

· S Finderâ„¢ allows users to search for content on their device regardless of the type. By putting in keywords or filters such as date, location and content type, users can search related documents, events, communication threads, and even the Help page — all in one place. In addition, users can also search for handwritten content in their Notes and memo applications, as well as symbols and formulas.

· Pen Windowâ„¢ allows users to open a small application window for a true multitasking experience. By simply drawing a window of any size, anywhere on the screen, users can easily and quickly open another application window without pausing current activity on the screen.

For more advanced notetaking, the new S Note offers a comprehensive solution enabling users to easily write, organize, edit and browse notes and the Easy Chart feature. It can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung account, and be enabled for access on different devices.

Galaxy Note 3 is a SAFEâ„¢ (Samsung for Enterprise) device, meaning it is a good solution for corporate Bring Your Own Device programs and includes support for corporate email, contacts and calendar via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN connectivity, on-device encryption and MDM integration. It also features the enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung Knoxâ„¢. Users can use Samsung Knox to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected container. Security inside the container is strengthened by the system-level protection of Samsung Knox against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts.

It features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with camcorder, Smart Stabilization and LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Galaxy Note 3 also offers easy-to-use camera features, including:

· Eraser Shot removes unwanted background distractions in your photos and videos with just one touch.

· Drama Shotâ„¢ captures a time-lapse event all in one frame.

Additional features simplify and enhance the way users interact with Galaxy Note 3:

· Easy Mode settings give new smartphone users or simplicity seekers the option to start out with a basic version of your home screen that keeps your favorite apps and features within reach.

· Air Viewâ„¢ lets you hover your finger over photos, files, links and text for an instant preview.

· WatchONâ„¢ simplifies searching and recommends TV, movies and sports according to personal tastes. With WatchON and the built-in IR blaster, Galaxy Note 3 functions as a remote control for home theater equipment.

· S Beamâ„¢ quickly and easily shares files simply by tapping two S Beam-enabled smartphones together.

Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network. Sprint now provides 4G LTE service in 185 markets nationwide and is aiming to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

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1The guarantee will apply to customers as long as they remain on the plan, meet the terms and conditions of the plan and pay their bill in full and on time. Price and phone selection subject to change.

2Requires installment agreement with no down payment, 24 monthly payments (final payment amount varies; balance not to exceed full purchase price), 0% APR on approved credit, & a qualifying wireless plan. If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on device becomes due. Offer is for well-qualified buyers, subject to credit approval. Tax due at sale. Restrictions apply.

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Gear, Super AMOLED, S Voice, Smart Relay, S Pen, Air Command, Action Memo, S Finder, Pen Window, Samsung Knox, Drama Shot, S Beam, WatchON, and Air View are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Multi Window does not support all applications.

About Samsung SAFEâ„¢

SAFEâ„¢: “SAFEâ„¢” (Samsung for Enterprise) is a mark for a Samsung device which has been tested against Samsung’s own internal criteria for interoperability with certain third party security-related solutions for MDM and VPN. The testing includes field testing with local network connection and menu tree testing which tests functionality of the solutions in conjunction with the Samsung device. During the testing, the device is tested with the security solutions to see if the solutions work with the device as described by the third party security solution providers. The testing, for example, includes field testing with local network connection and menu tree testing which tests functionality of the solutions in conjunction with the Samsung device For more information about Samsung’s SAFEâ„¢ program, please refer to

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EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THEIR STANDARD END USER LICENSE AND WARRANTY, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, AND THEIR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS THE “SAMSUNG ENTITIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFEâ„¢ DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFEâ„¢ DEVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SAMSUNG ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFEâ„¢ DEVICES OR APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFEâ„¢ DEVICES. In addition, information technology security protection will be affected by features or functionality associated with, among other things the e-mail platform, master data management, and virtual private network solutions selected by the software provider, solution provider or user. Choice of an e-mail, master data management, and virtual private network solution is at the sole discretion of the software provider, solution provider or user and any associated effect on information technology security protection is solely the responsibility of the software provider, solution provider or user. For complete statement of limited warranty, please refer to, available on the web and where Samsung smartphone and Galaxy Tabâ„¢ devices are sold.

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Zeratoda1

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    • Richard Yarrell

      Gotta say this is pretty pitiful of Sprint. Times must seriously be real hard. 349 for single band LTE when on T-mobile it’s tri-band LTE for 199 down. I got 50 dollars off so on October 2nd at 8:30am I will be picking up my Note 3 for 149. Plain and simple nothing beats T-mobile or Samsung Note products. Anybody leaving a comment after this is definitely a hater especially if there name is that Sprint loser with the 2011 Galaxy Nexus @squiddy20. He can’t afford anything new we all know that already.

      • Sargon

        Don’t you mean HTC and Sprint?
        According to you, Samsung wouldn’t exist without HTC. Don’t embarrass yourself further ( if that’s even possible – you get high on embarrassment and humiliation)by even trying to respond.
        By the way, I thought you were almost fifty, are you sure your not four?.

        • squiddy20

          Well, according to him, Android wouldn’t exist without Samsung, sooo there’s that delusion…

  • Alena Wilson

    The price is too high for the third generation of Samsung phablet …. But not a big deal for those who really want a complete package of high end features…. So just wait for the 4th of October.

  • staryoshi

    It’s worth the ETF to escape Sprint. I am so glad I pre-ordered my Note 3 from T-Mobile. Unlimited data is worthless when it’s too slow to use.

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  • perlowin

    I’m going to go get me one of each of these! Not sure if I’ll stick with Sprint or not though!

  • normandlam

    up to I saw the check which said $8244, I be certain that…my… best friend woz actualy bringing in money in their spare time online.. there dads buddy had bean doing this less than 10 months and recently cleard the morgage on there mini mansion and got a great Ariel Atom. Get the facts…………

  • Travis

    Sprint is terrible. They are charging 50 dollars more than any other carrier yet only has 4g in limited markets so you can’t even utilize the phone to its maximum capabilities.

  • John mark

    Will you be getting the Galaxy Gear tomorrow? Maybe check out these 5 apps you should download at launch, they look incredibly! Im already jealous :P

  • singleBAND

    sprint charges $50 more than competitors and looks like the note 3 will be single band only meaning the note 3 will not be taking advantage of higer speed and better indoor reception with the new spectrums rolling out.

  • Jacqueline

    I have been waiting on this phone, But SPRINT price is ridiculous. Why are they charging $50.00 more than other phone carriers???? Shame, especially since I have been a long time customer..

  • toofrah

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY want one…..will they give a long-time customer a discount? I hope so; it IS a bit pricey.

  • toofrah

    I have been waiting for LTE in this area; ONLY 3 g is available.It seems unfair to charge such an exorbitant price for 3g coverage in our rural area where it buffers and buffers and buffers if I attempt to view Sprint TV.

  • Daphnie Tressler

    You guys are a bunch of whiners. If you dont like the service, go elswhere or check 4g coverage in your area before signing 2 yr agreement. Long time customer discount?!? Ya right! Have you EVER seen that from any carrier? 50$ more per month at sprint? No way….go check your facts again….sprint is cheaper. Verizon charges more so I can have seevice in the woods….what? Once a year when we get out of the city? SO not worth it for limited data…..ugh. consumers!

  • Tosha Smith

    I have Sprint. Yes there phone maybe $50 more…But Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, etc may have the phone at a cheaper price. I know for a fact that Sam’s Club sell there sprint phone for $50-$100 less than what the Sprint store sell them.

    • def

      $20 less max but not $50-100 in first week.

  • Raheem Bynum

    First i want to say; I dont know why people are still purchasing the Iphone. I doesnt compare to the note 3, but I guess they have to see the light. Just like blackberry users did. I love T-mobile’s jump plan. I ordered my Galaxy Note 3 for $199 down and $21 a month. I love not being on a contract. Now I can upgrade every six months if I choose to.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Plain and simple nothing beats T-mobile period.

      • redraider133

        Price wise maybe, but coverage wise, verizon, att, and even sprint in many places beats TMO.

  • panchovilla

    who are we kidding we all hate sprint but our cheap asses dont want to pay verizon and at&t monthly prices, so stop complaining