Of all the amazing technological marvels to have generated excitement here at Android Authority over the past twelve months, few compare to that generated by the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If you’re anything like me, then you know that big devices hit the sweet spot in terms of being an everything device. Great to browse on, consume media or to tap out a nice email, larger form devices have the potential to transform our mobile computing experience — and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is the gold standard of what a premium, first rate mobile device should be.
The Galaxy Note 3 represents a natural evolution of the Note series. As is tradition, the Note 3 features cutting edge specifications, with its extremely powerful Snapdragon 800, monstrous 3GB’s of RAM, and a brilliant 5.68 inch 1080p AMOLED display. It’s lighter, thinner, and considerably more powerful than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2. And it features a larger (removable) battery, and even thinner bezels — something sure to delight those that crave the very best. And finally, the Galaxy Note 3 features what many consider to be the most sophisticated and robust mobile GPU in the world, the Adreno 330.
But enough of all that. You’ve likely studied the Galaxy Note 3 like a pre-med student would study for finals. What you’ve come here for today is to learn how to get it, when, and how much its going to cost you, right? Without further ado, let’s get right to it!
For lovers of mobile technology and aficionados of the large display domain, the Galaxy Note 3 represents the pinnacle of raw mobile power, with its large, brilliant 5.68 inch display. Owners of the Note 2 know how much battery life the behemoth brought to the table from day one. The clumsy among us will testify to its resilience to handle drop after drop. The list goes on and on. And my, what a big phone you have.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – How to get it?
If you live in the U.S. or Canada, you’ll be able to get the LTE specific version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon 800) on the following carriers down below. Remember, Samsung is the largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, and, as such, has considerable clout over the carriers. Meaning to say that the Galaxy Note 3 will be coming to your carrier if you’re in the US, Canada, or even the EU/UK.
Canadians will be able to get the Galaxy Note 3 in a variety of ways. Look for deals at Best Buy and Future Shop to compete against the major carriers as we get closer to October. It’s likely that they will be bundling in gift cards or other promotional items in a bid to lure eager mobile fanatics just like you.
Here’s the official word from Samsung PR regarding the Canadian carriers it will be available on, and the places to get it.
“At this time, we would like to confirm that the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be available in Canada later this year, coming to Bell, Best Buy, Future Shop, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Target Mobile™, Tbooth wireless, TELUS, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Videotron, WIND Mobile, WIRELESSWAVE and WIRELESS etc.”
Telus will be the first to launch the Galaxy Note 3, and Rogers will follow suit shortly thereafter. Rogers has been fortunate to secure their own set of exclusives, like the Moto X, and as such, have to prioritize it over newer devices for obvious reasons. If you’re committed to Rogers, and want to get the Note 3 on their network, then check out the official preorder page here.
Telus will be opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 3 very soon. Expect it to be delivered to eager Canucks as early as October 2nd, 2013, for $299.99 on a two year term. There’s no official preorder page, so be sure to call and get yours.
Bell will follow Telus’ lead, and will be making the Galaxy Note 3 available after Telus, sometime in October. Our sources have told us it will be made available towards the mid / latter part of October.
If you want to skip ahead and pre-order now, check out Samsung’s official page
For savvy consumers, T-Mobile still offers the best deals for mobile data and voice in the USA. Thankfully, T-Mobile will be offering the Galaxy Note 3 on its network, too. You can find their official page to sign up for preorders, here.
Verizon, traditionally the slowest carrier to launch new devices, appears to be taking the Galaxy Note 3 more seriously, and has opened an official preorder page here. All signs point towards a release of October 12, 2013. Anyone getting a Note 3 on Big Red’s network?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now available for pre-order on AT&T, expected to ship ‘around’ October 1st for $299.99. While that’s not definitive by any means, it’s extremely likely that if you preorder now, that you’ll be receiving your brand new Note 3 on October 2nd-4th.
For more info on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from AT&T, click here
Sprint will be receiving the Galaxy Note 3, though the date as to when it will be making it available remains unknown. If you’re on Sprint, and are thinking about getting the Galaxy Note 3, then check out their official preorder page here. If you’re looking ot get it on your own, make sure to look for the correct model number: SM-N900P.
International device availability
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be hitting the shelves of a variety of priority markets like Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan on September 27th. For the Galaxy note 3 India release date see our article which will be updated often. It won’t come cheap, and will come on sale with a price tag of close to $700USD+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 videos
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs
Chances are quite high that you’ll be getting an LTE capable Snapdragon 8oo variant of the Galaxy Note 3. Here’s the specs below
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- CPU: Quad-core Krait 400, running at 2.26 GHz
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM: 3GB
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Cameras: 13MP rear, 2MP front - no OIS
- Display: 5.68-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED
- Storage: 32GB/64GB iterations (up to 23 GB user-accessible memory on 32GB version), microSD expandability up to 64GB SDXC
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Networks: UMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz, 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 1700 (Band IV), GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, 4G LTE
- Battery: removable 3200mAh
Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5, HTC One Max, LG G2, Moto X, the list goes on, and on. What’s on your mind, and why? Which device shall reign supreme as the most loved 12 months from now? Stay tuned as we work hard to bring you the best in Android coverage. Check out our YouTube for the best Android videos, and the best reviews and comparisons. We’ve got tons of great content always in the works. Let us know what you think of the Galaxy Note 3, and if you’ll be getting one!
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