News by Andrew Kameka on Monday September 23, 2013.
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Sprint today confirmed it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear companion smart watch beginning Friday, October 4. The Galaxy Note 3 smartphone will sell for $349.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement. The contract price is surprising $50 more expensive than the prices offered by rivals AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, all of whom plan to charge only $299. The Galaxy Gear can be purchased separately for $299 at any carrier. Is the Galaxy Gear worth that much?
The Galaxy Note 3 will be available in white or black color options. The device has a faux leather material that supports a variety of color options when used with an S-View Flip Case. The accessories are not mentioned by Sprint and will be sold separately at a later date. The Galaxy Gear smart watch will be available in Jet Black, Oatmeal Beige and Wild Orange.
Sprint customers in select areas will be able to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 using the new Sprint One Up program. As we covered last week, One Up is a program that follows the path of T-Mobile's Jump and lets customers spread the payments of a device over the course of 24 months. Buying a Galaxy Gear through the program will lower the cost of a monthly plan and put users on a path to faster upgrades. One Up has yet to launch nationwide, so contact local Sprint stores to check availability prior to purchase.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.