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Galaxy Note 3 to Launch Mid-September, Pre-Orders Could Go Live on September 4

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September 4 is the day that Samsung plans to pull back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 3 (and maybe even the Galaxy Gear smartwatch), but what’s even more important is the date that the Note cult can start lining up in front of stores to buy one. According to SamMobile, Note 3 pre-orders could go live the same day it is announced, with full market launch beginning sometime in mid-September around week 36. 

As for the Galaxy Gear, their sources mention retail availability beginning around week 40, just a month past when the Note 3 is launched. In addition, they have heard from the source that Samsung decided to drop the 16GB variant of the Note 3, considering that once you receive the device, there is under half of the storage available for use thanks to all of Samsung’s built-in software. An interesting move, indeed.

Prep your tents for camping outside the stores, folks.

Via: SamMobile

  • Taglogical

    If only this used a LCD… /pass

  • Phillies3429

    Would it be worth it to wait for this phone? I buy my phones off contract on Verizon to keep unlimited data and really like the HTC One. I have an iPhone 5 now but want to come back to android and then see what the iPhone 6 brings in 2014. For this reason, when I spend $700 on a phone, I expect it to be of high quality of materials and NOT plastic. I heard a rumor in April that Note 3 may be complete redesign and have aluminum case. I would probably instantly buy one. That’s why I like the HTC One so much. I was in the Verizon store today and was right on the edge of buying the One. Should I wait to see if the Note 3 will be that one amazing phone or just get the One? Again, I am coming from iPhone 5.

  • ctkatz

    if anyone has the note 2 and is still happy with it, don’t upgrade unless you really really want to. i don’t see any reason to upgrade every year except if you just are a technophile that has to have the bleeding edge tech as soon as it came out.

    I’m going to upgrade from the sgs2, I I’m wondering why the pre-sale page isn’t up, or honestly why it isn’t September 4 yet…

  • Trevor Clement

    I want to wait for the One Max but by the time VZW carries it I’ll be able to get the Note 4.

  • schlanz

    As much as I want the Note 3, it will be the most unjustified upgrade I’ve ever had because I have absolutely 0 issues with my Note 2.. every other time I’ve changed phones usually I have a few complaints about the device I’m using. Hoping the Note 3 will prove to be more than just an incremental upgrade. I guess the better camera and screen resolution will be nice..and can’t argue with 3gb ram

    • steve james

      Can anyone confirm if it will have a removable battery! Anyone?

      • schlanz

        Given Samsung loves to sell accessories, and spare battery chargers are a staple of all the phones they make, I believe we are safe for now. Removable storage and battery is extremely important to me, I almost cant consider a phone that lacks them.

        • steve james

          Thank you for the reply. My thoughts exactly. I have had an upgrade for over 6 months now but I have been waiting for this device. When I heard they were considering going to a metal unibody design– since the HTC one was so well received — I got worried. I have read nothing to ally my fears I just hope that they stick with what has worked for them. I am a little worried about the long term quality of it as my connection on my Galaxy Nexus is failing. It is almost to the point that I have to remove the battery and put it in the charging stand exclusively. You would be doubly hosed if they quit putting in removable batteries. This is my second smartphone after the og droid and I have worn out about three to four batteries in both devices. A non removable battery would just tick me off to no end.

    • bizi

      You just answered your own question.. Better Camera , Screen, and more memory, faster processor , 32 GB … Plus it’s NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan

    YAY!!! us note owners are STOKED. we always get what we want 🙂


  • steve james

    Will this have a removable battery? Or did they nix it as was speculated?

  • Ryan Ropero

    I can’t wait for Verizon to get it in March 2014 with the big VZW logo etched across the screen.

  • jboogie1289

    Let’s Do This!!!!

  • Now, how to explain to the wife…

    • freddieboy

      Easy give her u’re old phone.!?!!…

  • Destroythanet

    32GB should be the minimum for all phones that consider themselves high end. But at least Samsung hasn’t abandoned microSD storage like many others have. Makes a huge difference.

    • freddieboy

      And u can now store & runs apps on SD Card. Just like my wife’s

  • Randy Henson

    That is a red Water Tower that it is leaning on…

  • n11

    Man I wish they’d get rid of touchwiz then I’d actually consider the GN3 : (

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  • RaptorOO7

    My GS4 is on its way back to Verizon. GN3 32GB is the only way to go.

    • hkklife

      Why do I have this horrible feeling we will only see a 16GB GN3, at least on Big Red?

      • freddieboy

        Sorry 16gig will not b available…

  • HeartStrong07

    I am due for an upgrade … thought I was going wait and hope for the Google Nexus 5 on Verizon (I have a GNexus) … but, if I can order the GN3 on Verizon in September .. they have my money ….

  • Bruce Wayne

    No waterproof no care. I’ll take the Sony Experia Z Ultra please.

    • freddieboy

      U never know bout Sammy. Sony Xperia Z Ultra to big for pockets, where as Note 3 possibly smaller & definitely thinner than Note 2, with bigger screen, like GS4 vs GS3….Yes…

  • Ron_Swanson

    I ll wait to see this and the HTC One Maxx side by side and decide from there….

    • Simon Belmont

      I read this in Ron Swanson’s voice. Did anyone else?

      I also imagined him eating a steak while saying it. Am I weird?

  • Amon Murray

    I just switched from my S4 with verizon to an S4 with T Mobile and I gotta say I LOVE the tmobile version way better. They took more time to make the UI more friendly. Verizon took away my unlimited with my S4 upgrade. Man it feels good not to worry about my data anymore! With jump I might wait until the next the S5 to upgrade

    • harryharry

      Love my VZW s4 but I would have done the same thing if I couldn’t keep my unlimited data. It’s the only thing keeping me with Verizon. The second they take it away, hello T-Mobile.

      • Mon

        I was just too excited to get the s4 I let them take away my sweet sweet unlimited data. Had to leave. And rooting this S4 on T Mo was a breeze, is yhe bootloader unlocked?

      • JoshGroff

        I didn’t have unlimited, so I sold my S3 to cover the ETF and JUMP to T-Mobile, glad I did.

  • I would love to own a Galaxy Note 3, but I already have a Galaxy S4. I want to give that huge display a go.

    • freddieboy

      It seems hugh @ 1st, after awhile, it seems normal & other phones seems small.

  • Jon

    I made a tough decision this week. I was trying to decide if I wanted to wait for the next crop of phones to arrive in September and in the fall, or purchase a Galaxy S4 now to replace my Note 2.

    I got on the T-Mobile Jump plan and decided to go with the S4 now rather than wait.

    The plus side: I will be able to get a new phone in 6 months on the Jump plan so no great risk, the S4 is easily able to get the Google Play edition Rom and will be thoroughly supported by all the best Roms. The screen is beautiful! Going down to 5″ screen is not that bad and I’m getting used to it fairly quickly. I can leave my phone in my jeans when sitting down again!

    The downside: the S4 last about 60 percent as long as my Note II does on battery life. I actually have to charge my phone in the afternoon again (or buy some extra batteries), took about a day to get used to typing on smaller keyboard again.

    The S4 is a great phone though so I’m pretty happy and look forward to checking out what phones will be available in 6 months. The Jump plan is amazing.

    • RaptorOO7

      I made it easy for myself. Sent the GS4 back, waiting now for the real phones to drop.

      • Jon

        I thought about it…but this is my 4th phone in 8 months! I know I have a problem (at least my wife certainly think so). I’m going to stick with the S4. Loving it more and more.

        • JoshGroff

          I went to the JUMP plan as well to feed my addiction and save money in the process. I think I can slow myself down and accept 2 upgrades a year. (And of course get whatever Nexus devices off plan)

          • Jon

            I think eventually I’m going to have to go with 2 phones. A normal sized one, and a larger phone. I think we need an intervention or a support group!

            And off topic…I am dying to know what T-Mobile has up it’s sleeves with the 3rd phase of their Un-Carrier campaign. What the hell can it be? They blew my mind with the first two phases. Could it be Voice over LTE? Even more expanded 4G LTE coverage? Massages at your local T-Mobile store once a month? Who knows.

          • Simple Buyer

            II have a Note and an S3, and the $10/mo for the extra line on Tmo is definitely worth it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the middle of punching in an address to navigate to, or somesuch, and haven’t had to start the process over because I had Google Voice pointing at both phones (I still haven’t figured out why the dialer apk uses so much RAM). Maybe 3 Gb will solve that for me, but I’ll still have a second phone on hand for the kid until she gets her own, and for those times I’ve misplaced one and have to fly out the door.

  • RaptorOO7

    Now I have a real quandry, do I return my GS4 and wait for the GN3 announcement or keep it and wait the inevitable 3 months later it shows up on Verizon.

    I also read that it’s rumored Verizon will get it first in the US which would be an absolute SHOCK if true.

  • bassman418

    I’m eligible for my upgrade already. This is the first time with juggling 3 lines for upgrades that im actually waiting. I love my Note 2. As one other person stated the note 2 on Verizon running Beanstown106’s Jellybeans is absolutely perfect. Im curious about the screen on the note 3. So I will easily patiently wait for it to be released.
    As for the other person whio said Samsung makes all there phones look the same……
    so your saying apple, motorola and HTC dont? Lmfao

  • Tim

    Verizon with both 700MHz and 1700MHz LTE support???

    • tomn1ce

      That would be sweet. Plus VoLTE ready it would be even better. At least that’s what I’m hoping for. The vzw CEO/CFO mention that they will be releasing a device that will support VoLTE before the year is over. I’m hoping that it will be the G-Note 3…..

  • Sam

    im still trying to find something wrong with my Note2.

    • flosserelli

      Agreed. Note 2 + Jelly Beans’ ROM = Best phone ever made.

      • Nytrocide

        Gimme a Google Edition Note 3 and I’m sold.

      • RaptorOO7

        How about the lack of internal storage as the only real issue I ever had with mine. Awesome device, but less than 10GB of usable space was a joke.

    • It’s old….it’s using last year’s hardwar.

      • RaptorOO7

        So an S800, 3GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage are last years specs. Wow what is this years specs then.

        • We’ll just have to wait and see when the device is revealed.

        • JoshGroff

          You seem to have overlooked the fact that his comment was in reference to the Note 2.

          • RaptorOO7

            The Note 2 still doesn’t have outdated specs. It is on par with the current phones that came out through the mid year point. Only now is it becoming oldish.

          • freddieboy

            My Note 2’s not bad @ 1.92GHZ, but mainly the medicor Mali 400GPU is the worst software on
            Note 2. Whereas the Snap 800 @ 2.3GHZ ( flashable to 2.6GHZ), Adreno 330GPU, 3 gigs DDR3 ram, LTE-Advanced is Bad to the Bone & will b for quite awhile…Hello…

      • EvanTheGamer


        • How is that trolling? Realistically that’s the only way we’ll know what specs Samsung is gonna throw into the device. And far as me saying the Note 2 is old, well it is. There’s always going to be some new to come out which makes the current thing old. It’s inevitable.

  • Dave

    As powerful as it will be, I see no reason to upgrade from my GN2. The first year has been great. Debatable for best battery life currently, still fast enough for virtually all daily use, and don’t forget the sweet Verizon button….LoL.

  • zombiewolf115

    buying such a huge phone is silly. and of course samsung makes all their phone look the same seems pointless

    • crazed_z06

      You’re silly. Ask anyone with a Note2 and they will tell you it’s awesome.

      • zombiewolf115

        not every1 is going to agree that its awesome. not every1 wants a huge tablet that is also a phone. then again this is the internet and opinion get shot down in mear seconds

        • FknTwizted

          so what your saying is you cant handle “large” equipment in your hands? Cause my wife likes the size just fine =0)

          • zombiewolf115

            childish answer from a child

          • FknTwizted

            comment from a person with a childish avatar and name. you sir, have no sense of humor.

          • Tim242

            You started it!!! : ). You called people that love big devices, silly. It’s OK if it’s not for you, but live and let live!

          • EvanTheGamer

            Coming from a user with the name ‘zombiewolf115’. Oh yeah…he’s the childish one…sure…

        • crazed_z06

          Its not a huge tablet. Its a smartphone that happens to be pretty big. No one says you have to like it, but the hating on larger phones is getting old…”OMG NO ONE WANTS TO CARRY AN IPAD IN DER POCKET HURR11!!!

          in reality, the note 2 is big, but it is far from Being too big to use. It fits in the pocket just fine and the best part is the battery lasts for 2 days.

        • dave

          Glad to see they provide us with an option now. There are little phones and now we have big phones. As far as your opinion goes….No one really cares

    • sk3litor

      Sorry dude not everyone buys a smart phone just to make calls and texts. And with the power, features ,and functionality it only makes sense to be this big. And lets not forget 2 days of battery. But youre right what a silly investment on my part. I hate surfing the web while text messaging while watching a youtube video about a possible purchase while talking on the phone.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Your comment is silly. Go away troll.

    • n11

      You mean like the first three iphones? EXACTLY the same.

    • freddieboy

      Then don’t buy one, u would not appreciate anyway.

  • TSY87

    so verizon will have it out mid to late december?

    • Ryan Phelos

      I reallllly hope not 🙁

    • Michael

      Mid february most likely.

    • Pedro4Prez

      Late Nov, early Dec if history repeats itself

  • Rithvik Rao

    Tim will be camping out there leading the Note cult!

  • Ray Gray

    It will be locked down like ft knox…pun intended

  • XphoneTroll

    For the last time Samsung – Take My Money!

    • Tyler Durden

      Take all my money…….wait I don’t have any 🙁

      • Tim242

        Yiu need a no interest loan? Haha

        • Tyler Durden

          I’m sure those downvoters do.

    • FknTwizted

      i keep throwing my credit card at the screen and it keeps hitting me in the chest.

  • Jason Bittner

    Note 3 will be my next phone…. right after i sell this Note 2….

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      version way better. They took more time to make the UI more friendly.
      Verizon took away my unlimited with my S4 upgrade. Man it feels good not
      to worry about my data anymore! With jump I might wait until the next
      the S5 to upgrade

    • EvanTheGamer

      I was thinking the same exact thing before I even read your comment.

      Yes, indeed, the GN3 will be my next phone! Looking forward to it!

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  • Pedro4Prez

    Waiting game for the waiting game for Verizon lol

  • sk3litor

    Damn you samsung thats not nearly enough time to save up for an 800 dollar phone off contract. I was expecting a november launch. Guess I should have started saving a while back. Oh well no hot watch for me I guess.

    • tomn1ce

      If you’re on vzw that’s probably when it will be release in Nov….lol….funny, but that’s the way they do it…

      • sk3litor

        Youre probably right but I think sammy may have enough juice now to put the kibosh on that shyte. I dont remenber any kind of pattern though to be able to determine if that would happen.i wonder who has more money, sammy mobile or verizon?

        • Bigwavedave25

          I bet with Verizon at least, they want to wait till after the release of the updated iphone5[s]. We all know that Big Red loves them some iphoney and the masses it brings in.

    • Jon

      I think Samsung tends to release their phones about a month after announcing them. So its likely that these won’t be available until about early to mid October. That was one factor why I just decided to not wait and go with the S4. Also it drives me nuts to have Touch Wiz on a phone for more than a few hours. It would take a month or so before you get good CM ROM or an AOSP ROM on a new phone. That then means that I wouldn’t be happy with the Note 3 till November / December.

      I’m just going to wait and see and pick up a device in 6 months. It may be that the HTC beast that is coming to compete with the Galaxy Note 3 may be the better phone. It will overcome the battery life problem of the HTC One. I fear the 4megapixel camera though. Much prefer Samsung cameras.

  • mike


  • Daniel Walsh

    HTC One > SGS4. Samsung sucks.

    • Tirionfive

      Lets see if you are still saying that when you have your HTC One on 4.3 next year.

      • tyguy829

        htc promised to have it done by september actually…we’ll see if it pans out though

        • Tirionfive

          4.3 yes, but what about 5.x?

          • tyguy829

            I guess we’ll have to see. It’s kind of tough to say considering Google hasn’t announced 5.0 yet or even acknowledged its existence…

          • Tirionfive

            They’ve hinted to KLP since last year. It’s coming. And isn’t the One X still on ICS? or it was until yesterday…

    • htcsucks

      Ummmm no.

    • Crysmic

      Even though the HTC One is going on sale this Thursday for Verizon, i am most likely going for the GS4.

    • Mike Hilal

      Except for the hideous button layout. That alone cost them my sale.

    • 213ninja

      Non-removable battery + non-expandable storage + weird buttons + sense = better than GS4??????? Ok buddy.

      • mrwufpack

        To each his own.

        -Having used both, Sense is definitely better than TW. Non-expandable storage doesn’t affect me–barely use 8 GB on my GNex, with music caching and games. Now only use ~4 since I stopped playing games.

        -Weird buttons–been back and forth between various phones (Nexus S actually had same layout, albeit with added buttons in the middle). Would prefer on-screen, but don’t care about order.

        -Non-removable battery is only one I agree with.

        I bought the One used to try out T-Mobile (service sucked in my area) but didn’t cancel Verizon, and I loved it. The hardware was definitely a lot more reliable to me than my Samsung phones (Epic, Nexus S, GNex). But I’ll still be waiting to see if the VZW One’s bootloader is unlocked so I can put AOSP on there. 🙂 If it’s not, will probably go for Moto X or GN3.

        • 213ninja

          I think you are abusing the greater than symbol and the term “better”, especially after having just said “to each his own” (which I agree to).

          • mrwufpack

            Wait, where do I use “>”? I used the personal pronoun, “I,” in each case; so it was meant to be an opinion. Whereas your original post had a statement, without any indication that it was opinion (albeit, in response to another opinion).

            As far as the bootloader, I’m certain it won’t be unlocked to start with. I’m hoping that they didn’t patch over the existing methods for the GSM versions or that the existing community is familiar enough with it that they’re able to find an exploit more quickly.

          • 213ninja

            My bad I thought you were the OP…the one with the >

            Although you did clearly state “Sense is better than TW” without any indication that it is an opinion other than one’s inference from your statement about having used both.

        • Jon

          That 4.7″ screen is just too small. The 5″ of the GS4 is just easier to type on. GS4 screen is better as well. Much better contrast and colors that pop. And these phones just don’t have a large enough battery to not rely on either charging throughout the day or having a backup external battery.

          • mrwufpack

            I could see that if you’re coming from a GN2. However, for me, coming from a Galaxy Nexus, the screen is just fine. Especially since the GNex was my biggest phone (iPhone 2G, iPhone 3GS, Evo, Epic, Nexus S, GNex). I’ll probably get downvoted for saying this, but remember, the iPhone is the single most popular phone there is. Its screen is way smaller.

            Then again, maybe you have basketball hands? 😉

            I also much prefer the Super LCD over AMOLED, at least if it’s anything like the GNex. Sure, the colors are nice. But I can’t see anything on full brightness when I go outside. I also mostly use my phone to read email, websites, and texts, rather than consume media.

      • Daniel Walsh

        WOW SAMMY FANBOIS IN THE HOUSE. 32 GB is fine enough, stop being a pussy, way better hardware and design, no ugly home button, way better ui that looks much better than touchwiz that looks like it belongs in 2008. lol. Battery life is better too on the One. No contest.

        • 213ninja

          you’re an idiot.

          • Daniel Walsh

            You are. S4 is #$%7 to the HTC One. http://www.phonedog.com/rankings/smartphones/
            At least they have it right you stupid little prick.

          • 213ninja


          • Daniel Walsh

            You’re just a sammy fanboi. STFU

          • 213ninja

            Not at all. I own 3 Motos, 2 HTC’s, and 3 Samsung Androids, dating back to the OG. I just deal in facts, not opinions. You have stated zero facts; therefore, lolololol @ you

          • Daniel Walsh

            you are using opinions too, but mine are correct and backed up by the android site community

          • 213ninja

            I stated 4 facts. That is all.

          • 213ninja

            I stated 4 facts. That is all.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Let’s hope the 16GB variant drop is a sign for the Galaxy S5 as well. #FirstWorldPowerUserProblems

    • OpenYourEyes…better w/o 110

      Quiet down and go back to XDA.