Pre-orders for the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) Galaxy Note phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch will start this week. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) recently shared a message on Twitter that pre-orders for the Galaxy Gear watch will start September 17th, which is two weeks from the October 2nd store launch.
T-Mobile also shared a press release on Monday that mentions the Galaxy Note phone will be available for pre-orders on September 18th. The official press release shares more details:
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Available to Pre-Order Sept. 18
Samsung’s next big thing – the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 – will be available to pre-order at T-Mobile beginning September 18. Only T-Mobile, America’s Un-carrier, can deliver this premium smartphone at an exceptional upfront cost plus give customers Samsung innovation combined with wireless’ boldest offers out there – the Simple Choice Plan and JUMP!™ program.
The Galaxy Note 3 pairs sophisticated design and exceptional functionality in a thin, lightweight smartphone with a brilliant 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED® display, which provides breathtaking visuals and crystal-clear detail. The refined S Pen™ with Air Command™ delivers innovation to help users take control of their day with various functions including Action Memo™, Pen Window™ and S Finder. When paired with Samsung’s first wearable experience, the Galaxy Gear™ companion smartwatch, the Galaxy Note 3 experience is extended to the wrist and allows customers to interact with their phone like never before.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be available to pre-order on September 18 for $199.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $21 (plus taxes and fees) with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. Pre-ordered smartphones are expected to start shipping on or before October 2. The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear companion smartwatch (sold separately) will launch nationwide at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers, national retail stores and online at T-Mobile on October 2.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch is a handy companion for the Galaxy smartphone. It features a 1.63 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and a 1.9 MP camera that can record video in high definition. It will also support 70 applications to start. Now there are new rumors that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) already has plans for their second smartwatch. According to Korean tech news site Digital Times, this new watch is set to feature better battery life, GPS, and more support for other Android devices. Right now, the Galaxy Gear watch only works with the Galaxy Note 3.
Rumor has it that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will soon debut the iWatch. Even though it’s not the first company to launch a popular new tech trend, it is the company to redefine trends and turn them into something new. All eyes are on Apple as we wait for the future of the smartwatch.