Samsung officially launches the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, US release date confirmed

Samsung officially launches the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier, US release date confirmed
Samsung just announced that it's officially launching its Gear S3 smartwatch series today. The new wearable family is being released in South Korea first, with other markets to follow. Samsung is confirming that, as expected, the Gear S3 will be available in the US starting November 18. Other markets that will get the smartwatches later this month include Australia, France, Germany, UK, Singapore, and the UAE.

As you may know, Samsung has two different Gear S3 models, both already available to pre-order in the US: the Gear S3 Frontier, and the more elegant Gear S3 Classic. Prices for both watches normally start at $349.99, though AT&T currently lists the Gear S3 Frontier as being offered for as low as $249.99.

It looks like only the Gear S3 Frontier has LTE connectivity. That aside, the Frontier and the Classic share most of their features, including circular 1.3-inch Super AMOLED screens with 360 x 360 pixels, Samsung Pay (only in the US and select markets), dust- and water-resistance, GPS, and 380 mAh batteries. Mind you, these are not Android Wear smartwatches, instead being based on Samsung's Tizen Wearable Platform 2.3.1. Nevertheless, they are compatible with most recent Android phones. 

So, any Samsung Gear S3 buyers here?


source: Samsung

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8 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2050; Member since: May 26, 2011

Pre-ordered my frontier from ATT

2. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nice. Maybe.

3. SyCo87

Posts: 317; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Round smart-watches so much more better than rectangle ones.

5. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

If they were that much better, they'd actually sell in significant numbers. I've had this chat before, so listen up; very few of even the most die-hard Samsung fans wants an S2, and that won't change with the S3. Couple that with the fact that Samsung watches can work with pretty much any modern android phone, and the dismal sales numbers bear out the S2 was a dud for numerous reasons; 1) Terrible app support, 2) Terrible real world function-seriously, I can't set a reminder from my watch? Samsung Pay is a hit-or-miss beta that is unreliable, 3) It looks like every other chunky "sports" watch on the market. Spare me the "sales figures don't matter!" mantra, because those figures do matter. FYI, I have the original Apple Watch and a Gear S2 AT&T 3G version, and from daily use I can tell you the Apple Watch is far ahead of the S2. I will be getting the S3 too.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Frontier for me too on T-Mobile.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Frontier on T-Mo for me...

7. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

Frontier on T!

8. Fukaku

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2016

Do you have any idea when will it be available in the Philippines?

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