It appears that the exact Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date is September 4 in Germany, more specifically in Berlin. And with the long awaited announcement we hope to learn when the new device will be launched on the market for sale. We also hope to see all of the specs and features of the handset that we haven’t heard about yet.
For the first part of the year, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was rumored to replace the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. And as rumors spread, we seemed to be find out more and more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Not quite everything of course.
So part of the rumors were saying that the new display will be even larger than the last one that was 5.5 inches. It is said that it will have a 5.68 inch display with a 13MP camera but a similar design to its predecessor. The processor with be a powerful quad-core, with 3GB of RAM, a powerful battery and the operating system will be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is reasonable to believe that we will also be seeing some new software. With all this information there is little that anyone will need to know more about the device.
But among the things we don’t know yet about the device is also the release date. We know when it will be announced and we hope for a late September release but nothing has been confirmed yet. But we can always make assumptions based on Samsung’s previous experience with handling new devices releases.
But nothing is yet certain so all we can do is make a round-up of all the information we have so far on the device and leave it to you to decide what it is you can expect from the new Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy Note 3 Release Dates
We don’t know what Samsung has been up to, but it seems it has taken a lot from Apple in ways of timing regarding launching dates. We came to that conclusion after Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 2 came out just a month after the announcement was made, in regions outside the US. This happened much faster than we would have ever guessed Samsung could deliver, so we are right to expect the same fast delivery now.
So with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming on September 4, we are likely to see it hit the shelves a few weeks afterwards, probably towards the end of the month. This makes total sense with Samsung’s usual ways.
So as we expect the release to follow the usual course it has so far, the competition is getting fierce and more and more announcements of smarpthones are coming out, so it would be best if Samsung were to hurry and make its move
Galaxy Note 3 U.S. Release Dates
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won’t be launched in the US on September 4, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4 which was in fat launched in the US. Even so, we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in the US in a matter of weeks, if not months in the worst case scenario which is highly unlikely as Samsung plans to get the devices as quickly as it can in the United States.
With Galaxy S4 Samsung made it possible for it to be released in the US and in other regions as well in the same time. So it might not be too far stretched to expect it do the same now with the Galaxy Note 3. We can’t really go around giving dates now but we can say that we expect carriers to name different release dates according to their own timing. So we should be expecting a whole lot of release dates for a whole lot of carriers.
That is not to say that some of the dates could not coincide, but it is likely that we will have several release dates from several carriers that could spread out throughout the fall.
Uncertain Launch Dates
So what should U.S. consumers expect from their carries? Well, it seems pretty clear that they should expect for them to announce their intentions at launch. But don’t get too excited. Initial announcements should be vague at first.
On this chapter, Samsung is not as concrete as Apple. As release dates are still dictates by carriers, they should be known at their discretion only. At take into consideration that the autumn season will be a busy period for carriers with lots of devices to launch so they might debate when its suitable for them to release the Galaxy Note 3.
Whatever scenario proves to be true for the U.S., you should expect carriers to be vague at first and the dates to be confirmed as we come much closer to the release day. Any this case should prove true for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, all carriers that are expected to have the device in stock.
Slow Galaxy Note 3 Release for Verizon
So, with all that taken into account you should also expect some carriers to drag behind a bit with the release that. In particular Verizon who is known for being slow with the release of devices that are not iPhones. To give you an example of what we mean, simply take the case of HTC One. In was released in April with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and up to this point it has not been released with Verizon. A date was announced in June this year, and we’re still expecting a summer release.
And if you’re not convinced yet, just take another look at Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2. They were both slow to release with the carrier, with the Galaxy Note 2 being launched in late November, just one month after its competitors launched it. The Galaxy S4 met the same fate. Experience comes to prove we are to expect late releases for the Galaxy Note 3 as well.
We’d like to mention again that this hasn’t been confirmed, and that it’s just expected.
Order In Advance
You shouldn’t be surprised though if you can pre-order your Galaxy Note 3 as carriers usually offer this service when it comes to big companies coming out with a new device. And Samsung is one of those companies it is willing to do this for.
Of course, the time you will have to wait before actually receiving it will vary from carrier to carrier, but that shouldn’t decrease the consumer interest nonetheless.
And something completely extraordinary is rumored to happen soon. Carriers are rumored to be wanting to opt for a 32GB Galaxy Note 3. It is still unclear if there is a market for this yet and if American would really have need for a 32GB Galaxy Note 3. We don’t know yet if they will offer only this or go with both variants, the 16GB and the 32GB Galaxy Note 3.
But whatever they will chose, you will still have to expect limited storage options. The Galaxy Note 3 will have a mircoSD card so it is likely this will be the reason why most carriers will opt for one storage variant. Both if they if go with both variants it won’t be straight from the begging as we have seen the AT&T and Verizon do this with the 32GB Galaxy S4.
So leaving that all aside, a 64GB Galaxy Note 3 doesn’t seem reasonable up to this point as there is no carrier in the U.S. at the moment that would want to offer that.
As Samsung has proven before, stock will not be an issue. It handled the supply issues pretty well with its last release the Galaxy S4 so it should we able to accurately predict the stock demand for the Galaxy Note 3. The company has even said that because the design for this new device is made of plastic it is able to keep the stock coming and make millions of new devices. And rumors pointed out before that the design will plastic.
So that is a good thing for Samsung, unlike Apple who had a little run down with shortages in supplies for the iPhone5S, but that’s another story.
So if the launch does happen in late September we should expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to be in for quite a competition as there are a lot of other handsets coming out in that period.
To name just a few, we have Apple who has a new iPhone lined up for a launch on September 10, which means we will see the new iPhone 5S in late September as well. HTC is not going in for the competition as well, with HTC One Max that could make it launch at the IFA 2013 as well. And everyone has big expectations from Sony and its Sony Xperia Ultra Z that should be released in September as well. And not to mention the LG G2 which should arrive shortly after in the U.S.
So that is pretty much all you can expect this fall regarding smartphone releases. Samsung, although a big name in the industry will have some pretty fierce competition to beat this year with the Galaxy Note 3.