September 16, 2013
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Galaxy Note 3

We already knew that the Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear would be available via T-Mobile in-stores and online starting October 2nd, but now the uncarrier has also revealed that pre-orders for the Next Big Thing begin on September 18th.

The Note 3 will set T-Mobile customers back just $199.99 upfront, and then will require 24 monthly payments of $21. While T-Mobile didn’t specifically mention whether or not the Galaxy Gear will also be available for pre-order on the 18th, we do know that the smart watch will cost $299.99 outright.

So what does the Note 3 bring to the table? Quite a bit actually.

As a refresher, the U.S. version of the Note 3 is powered by a 2.3Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, and is accompanied by 3GB of RAM. There’s also a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 32/64GB storage, microSD, a 13MP back cam, a 2MP front cam, NFC, an IR Blaster, a 3200 mAh battery and a redesigned S-Pen. The handset also comes with Android 4.3 and includes tons of special software features.

For more details on what to expect with the Note 3 – and how it compares with other flagship handsets – check out our hands-on Note 3 and Galaxy Gear videos below:

For those interested in picking up the Note 3 from a different carrier, Verizon and AT&T already have pre-order pages up and running. Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also carry the Galaxy Note 3, though they haven’t started taking pre-orders just yet.

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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