Galaxy Note 3

The Next Big Thing is nearly here! The Galaxy Note 3‘s launch is less than a month away, and is already up for pre-order from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.

What about Sprint and U.S. Cellular? Both carriers have been pretty quiet about their plans, though that changes today for Sprint. The Now Network has officially confirmed the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will arrive on October 4th, though they’ve yet to reveal if and when the handset will go up for pre-order.

The Galaxy Note 3 will set customers back $349.99 with a two-year contract – Yes, that’s $50 more than AT&T and Verizon. Turning to the Gear, we get the same $299 outright price tag seen with other carriers.

If you are interested in getting the Note 3 on Sprint’s network but are looking to avoid the hefty on-contract price, it’s worth mentioning that the Note 3 will be one of the first devices to work with Sprint’s One Up early upgrade program. No word on how much they asking upfront, but it’s possible that their “introductory $0 down promo” might apply to this device as well.

Not sure if the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear are the right devices for you? Check out our first impressions and hands-on coverage to get a better idea of what to expect:

How about it, anyone planning on picking up the Note 3 via Sprint?

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.