Sprint on Monday announced it will begin selling the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear this Friday, Oct. 4. Samsung’s next humungous phablet, which sports a 5.7-inch Full HD display, will cost an equally enormous $349.99 with two-year service agreement; that’s $50 more than the starting price on AT&T and T-Mobile, which both cost $299. It’s unclear why Sprint, a company that just announced a pretty neat One Up upgrade program recently, would price the device higher than its competitors. Incidentally, if you do choose the One Up option, the device will cost $65 per month.
In addition to its super big and sharp display, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 sports a 13-megapixel camera, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip and a new leather design for a more premium feel; it’s essentially like the Note and Note II everyone has come to love, but with better specs and some new software additions.
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which is the company’s attempt at creating a companion device exclusive to the Korean company’s Galaxy branded devices, will be available for $299 (no contract). The watch itself promises one full day of battery, the ability to seamlessly make and take calls, a camera, and color watch bands that unfortunately aren’t interchangeable.