If you’re an AT&T customer (like me) and are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to come out (also like me), AT&T has announced a launch date and it’s only a few days away! The Galaxy Note 3, along with its companion smartwatch the Galaxy Gear, is launching on October 4 both online and in retail stores.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will launch with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with a microSD slot, a 13MP camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It’s a beast of a phone, and its S Pen active stylus makes it even better.
The Galaxy Gear features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display at 320×320, an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 1.9MP camera capable of shooting 720p video, 4GB of storage, a 315 mAh battery, and the ability to run apps from Samsung’s app store. It will get a full day’s worth of battery life and will run on Bluetooth 4.0 LE. It will be compatible with the Note 3, with compatibility for the S 4 and Note 2 coming soon.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be $299.99 on contract at launch, which is the norm for the Note series. The Galaxy Gear will be $299.99, not needing any sort of contract. I’m excited for this phone to come out on my favorite carrier, are you?
Beginning Sept. 6, AT&T* will offer pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy® Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3 will be available for $35 per month with AT&T Next or $299.99 with a two-year agreement. For more information or to pre-order, visit www.att.com/galaxynote. Orders will begin shipping around Oct. 1.
The Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and builds on Samsung’s successful Note series with a better way to control, write and get more done, such as:
My Magazine allows you to curate content tailored to the things you love including sports updates, celebrity news, your social media feeds, even nearby restaurant suggestions.
Scrapbook provides an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source.
Wake-up Command allows you to send messages, make calls and more without touching your phone, just by saying “Hi, Galaxy.”
S Finder makes locating emails, text messages, contacts or web history on your smartphone easy. You can even search for handwriting or symbols, or browse by date.
Advanced Multi Window functionality lets you keep two windows of the same app open so you can browse your social media feed while posting vacation photos†. You can also drag and drop an address from an email into a map search without cutting and pasting.
Samsung Smart Switch™ transfers contacts, calendar events, messages, photos and more. It can also automatically find your favorite apps on Google Play™ and recommend similar ones if there isn’t a direct match††.
Action Memo makes your handwritten notes actionable. You can dial a number, import information directly into contacts, go directly to a web address and find an address on a map.
The Note 3 also includes innovative camera features as well as additional features introduced on the Galaxy S® 4:
Eraser Shot removes unwanted background distractions in your photos and videos with just one touch.
Drama Shot captures a time-lapse event all in one frame.
S Beam™ quickly and easily share files simply by tapping two S Beam enabled smartphones together.
WatchON™ simplifies searching and recommends TV, movies and sports according to personal tastes. With WatchON and the built-in IR blaster, the Galaxy Note 3 functions as a remote control for home theater equipment.
Easy Mode settings give new smartphone users or simplicity seekers the option to start out with a basic version of your home screen that keeps your favorite apps and features within reach.
Air View™ lets you hover your finger over photos, files, links and text for an instant preview.
Galaxy Gear™, Samsung’s first wearable that extends the smartphone experience to your wrist, will be available in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Gear paired with the Galaxy Note 3 broadens the smartphone experience by intelligently connecting and sharing information. With Galaxy Gear, AT&T and Samsung are expanding how people live their lives with technology. For more information please visit www.att.com/galaxygear.
AT&T has the fastest and now most reliable 4G LTE network. And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. **
AT&T recently launched AT&T Next, a program that lets you get a new device every year. AT&T Next is simple and easy to use.
You can purchase a smartphone or tablet with no down payment, no upgrade fee and no activation fee and agree to pay monthly installments for the device, with no financing fees.
After 12 payments, you can trade it in and upgrade to a brand new device — again with no down payment.
AT&T Next is available for new AT&T customers or existing customers who are upgrade eligible.
Using AT&T Next, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for $35 per month.
From the initial purchase to ongoing service interactions, AT&T is focused on providing an unparalleled customer experience. AT&T was recently recognized with two significant achievements, outperforming competitors for customer service and wireless purchase experience. J.D. Power awarded AT&T the “Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance Among Full-Service Wireless Providers” and “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full Service Wireless Providers” in their 2013, Volume 2 studies.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
AT&T received the highest numerical score among full service wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Wireless Customer Care Full Service and Full Service Wireless Purchase Experience StudiesSM – Vol. 2. Study based on 7,373 (Customer Care) and 8,693 (Purchase Experience) consumer responses measuring 4 full service wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-June 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
†Multi Window does not support all applications.
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