News by Andrew Kameka on Monday September 23, 2013.
|Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.|
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 based in Miami, Florida.