Samsung finally took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013, featuring a large 5.7-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. But when exactly will Samsung’s latest Note go on sale, and how much will it cost?
The South Korean manufacturer says that the device will launch in 149 countries across the world – including the UK – on September 25th. All the major networks have already confirmed that they’ll be carrying the handset.
The UK’s first LTE network says that the Note 3 is now available to pre-order. Expect to pay £150 for the handset on a £41 a month contract, which will net you 2GB of data, or £70 upfront for 10GB of data on a £46 a month plan.
O2, meanwhile, will be offering the phone for free with 1GB of LTE data for £47 a month. If you want 5GB or 8GB of data, then the cost will jump up to £52 and £57 per month respectively.
Vodafone and Three, however, are being coy right now. In a statement, Three says merely that “The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be coming to Three”. Vodafone has also expressed interest, but doesn’t currently have pricing or availability details.
Phones 4u will definitely be stocking the Note 3, though. The company will be selling the phone for free on £47 a month contracts from September 25th, and it will sweeten the deal by offering a free Flip Case as well as £100 off Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Anyone pre-ordering on an LTE tariff will also receive a free wireless speaker.
We’ll update this article when Three and Vodafone announce concrete details for the Note 3.