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Samsung Gear S3 pre-orders begin November 6 in US, pricing starts at $350 (Update: AT&T availability)

Samsung has just announced that the Gear S3 will be up for pre-order in the U.S. starting Sunday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 18.
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November 3, 2016
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Update: AT&T has reached out to Android Authority with pricing and availability details. The carrier will open up pre-orders for the Gear S3 Frontier on Friday, November 4. As for pricing, you'll be able to snag the device for $17.50 per month for 20 months when purchased on an AT&T Next plan. Alternatively, if you're ready for a smartphone upgrade as well, you can get the watch for just $49.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement and a Samsung Galaxy smartphone on AT&T Next.

In addition, since this is an LTE-capable watch, the Gear S3 will be compatible with AT&T's NumberSync technology.

If you're interested in buying with AT&T, head to this link for pre-order details.

Original post: Samsung’s Gear S3 has already gone on sale in a number of different regions, aside from the United States. Well, until now, that is.

Samsung has just announced that the Gear S3 will be up for pre-order in the U.S. starting Sunday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 18. Both Frontier and Classic models will be available at retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Macy’s and Samsung.com, as well as a handful of wireless providers. Pricing starts at a hefty $349.99.

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all on board to carry the LTE-capable Gear S3, but pricing and availability details for that model have yet to be revealed.

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Both the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier models will be up for pre-order November 6
Similar to its predecessor, the Gear S3 will be available in two versions – Classic and Frontier. As you may have guessed, the Gear S3 Classic is the sleeker, more elegant watch, while the Gear S3 Frontier is the more rugged, sporty model. It’s worth noting that the Frontier version is the only one with LTE capabilities.

Whichever model you choose, you’ll be presented with Samsung’s own Tizen OS, meaning you won’t have access to the Google Play Store. Worry not, though – Samsung says the Tizen Store now has over 10,000 applications available for download, so you’re bound to find some useful apps that will suit your needs. The company is also making a variety of watch straps available too, or you can use any other standard 22mm watch strap out there.

So, are you planning on buying a Gear S3? Or is the price a little too high? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.