September 30, 2013

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Earlier this month we reported that AT&T would start shipping the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on October 1st. As it turns out, this date only applies to those who pre-order the handset. For everyone else, the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will arrive on October 4th, in-stores and online. While October 4th isn’t as early as T-Mobile customers will see the device, it’s still a week earlier than Verizon, and the same day as Sprint.

As expected, the handset will set customers back $299 with a two-year contract, or $35 per month with AT&T Next. As for the Galaxy Gear, the new smartwatch will cost $299 outright.

For those that like the idea of super-sized smartphones, you won’t find much else that comes close to what the Note 3 offers. As a brief recap, the Note 3 is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 here in the states, alongside 3GB of RAM. Other specs include 32 or 64GB storage, microSD, a 13MP back cam, 2MP front cam, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.3 with TouchWiz.

Not sure if Samsung’s latest and greatest is right for you? Be sure to check out our hands-on first impression vids for both the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to get a better idea:

So what do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up from AT&T?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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