Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Coming to AT&T on Oct. 4

Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch earlier this month, but both devices are beginning to see more widespread availability in the U.S. Come Oct. 4, AT&T subscribers will be able to get their hands on Samsung’s Note 2 successor and its accompanying watch.

The Note 3 will be available for $35 per month if you opt for AT&T’s Next plan or $299.99 with a two-year contract. The Galaxy Gear will sell for $299.99 through AT&T as well. AT&T joins the likes of T-Mobile, Best Buy and Verizon in offering the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear next month, although AT&T doesn’t offer a package deal like Verizon. Customers on Verizon’s network can choose to purchase the Note 3 on a two-year contract with the Galaxy Gear as a bundle for $599.98.

Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 3 alongside the Galaxy Gear at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin earlier this month. The Note 3 comes equipped with a roomier 5.7-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display, a faster 2.3-GHz quad-core (or 1.9-GHz octa-core) processor, and new features that build on Samsung's suite of S Pen enabled apps. The Galaxy Gear, Samsung’s first major venture into the wearable tech space, features a 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 resolution display with a 1.9-megapixel camera. The wrist accessory can make or receive phone calls and sync with fitness apps, but is only currently compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014).

Lisa Eadicicco
LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.