The Samsung Gear S3 is finally up to the consumers for preorder and shipping after being unveiled at IFA 2016, proving that the previous reports that spread about the device being launched in the United States in mid- November were true.
Preorders for the Samsung Gear S3 will starts this Sunday. AT&T wanted to be on top of the game and started accepting preorders for the Gear S3 as early as November 4, according to Tech Times. The Gear S3 will start to ship by November 18 and is also expected to hit the shelves on that very same day. The Classic and the Frontier will be at $349.99 starting price. This price should not surprise the consumers since Best Buy has already posted listings of the price for both even before the official price have leaked online and have been officially announced.
On the other hand, AT&T is offering the device for $49.99 with a two- year contract if customers will buy them together with a Galaxy Smartphone on AT&T Next or AT&T Next Every Year. It is also available for $17.50 a month for 20 months. With the launch of the Gear S3 getting near, people have been asking about the difference between the Classic and the Frontier. As the specs went out and have been announced, the Frontier is basically the rugged version while the Classic could be the elegant one. The specs are almost the same, but the Frontier has an option that comes with LTE support, which was somewhat expected since it was designed for people who spend a lot of time outdoors and for those who love adventures.
Both are running on Tizen-based wearable oS, have GPS functions, 1.3-inch displays with a Gorrilla Glass SR+ which prevents scratches, stainless steel bodies with an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. Both also have the same Exynos processors under their hood. Both the Classic and Frontier also have 4GB storage, 786 RAM and 380 mAh batteries that are said to last up to three days.
According to Samsung America's senior vice president of product Marketing Gary Riding, their consumers are increasingly recognizing the benefits of having a smartwatch that operates without a phone. "With the LTE capability of Gear S3 it is easy to make or receive phone calls and read or reply to texts and notifications, so they can stay connected while leaving their phone behind," he said.
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