Samsung's new Gear S3 is now up for pre-order in the UK

Samsung's new Gear S3 is now up for pre-order in the UK
Although Samsung hasn't had the best of luck with their disastrous Galaxy Note 7, not all hope is lost for the company. A recent survey showed that 70% of Note 7 owners would be sticking with the Samsung brand in the future, and the company still has a pretty hot product in its lineup for 2016. That product is the Gear S3, and it just went up for pre-order in the UK on Samsung's official website in the country.  

The Gear S3 runs Samsung's own Tizen operating system, and it's the successor to the Gear S2 that launched in early October of last year. Samsung's latest smartwatch features 4G LTE connectivity and the ability to send and receive phone calls if you use it with the service provider of your choice, rotating bezel to easily navigate the on-screen UI, water-resistance for up to 30 minutes of submersion, and Samsung Pay so that you can use your watch at virtually any store to pay for things thanks to the inclusion of both NFC and MST technology. 

This time around, the Gear S3 comes in two main variants - the Classic and the Frontier. The Classic features a design reminiscent to that of a luxury watch, whereas the Frontier features a more rugged design and should prove to be an excellent watch for exploring the great outdoors. Both watches feature the same price tag of £349 on Samsung's UK site ($425 USD), and shipments should start arriving on or around Friday, November 11.


And, as a nice added bonus, the first 1000 customers who pre-order the watch from Samsung will be able to score a free pair of Samsung's own Level Active Headphones at no additional cost. The headphones feature a retail price of $99.99, and they should prove to be an excellent companion when used with the Gear S3.

The availability of pre-orders for the S3 Classic and Frontier means that we should start seeing pre-orders roll out to other countries in the coming days or weeks, so it shouldn't be too much longer before the new watch finally makes its way to your area.

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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19 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

another useless mention of "note 7"

2. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I was about to say the same thing

3. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

butthurts

4. Fona13A unregistered

Phonearena has no luck with their attempts at being relevant or funny.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If they're not relevant, then why do you keep coming to the site?

10. TerryTerius unregistered

That is what mystifies me. People come to this site strictly to complain about it. I don't get it. It's the Internet, nobody is stopping you from going to whatever website you want, anytime you want to. It's not like they're forced to come to Phone Arena. It's like knowing you hate chicken, but choosing to drive by every restaurant and fast food joint on the road so you can go to Chick-fil-A.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO, loved that last part bro. He posted that simply to get green thumbs, from the other site whiners. +1

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Best reply as of yet. I just don't understand it, if you don't like the site, go to the Android authority page.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They keep talking about 70 % still sticking with Samsung. A tech expert that frequents the comments section says this is false. He's got the stats to show it too. So enough PA. Move on to something new. The watch looks cool by the way. Still not sure if I will jump on the Smart watches just yet.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In my line of work (transit), they come in handy, but my main use is for fitness tracking. Having a workout/heart monitor/fitness log on my wrist is the $323 I paid for my series one Apple Watch.

11. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm not saying that he doesn't have papers or whatever, but there are multiple surveys that all are saying different things. Since literally nobody knows what the future holds, all we have are a bunch of clashing opinions. And anyone that has taken a survey can change their minds at any point between now and when the galaxy S8, and note 8 drop. There are no hard facts on this, outside of (maybe) what the carriers themselves are saying about people who are switching out from the note 7. But that still doesn't tell us anything about people who never had a chance to buy the note 7, and what devices they are picking up instead. But yeah, I'm in the same boat. I can think of the upsides, but I'm not entirely sure if the cost is worth it. And it is a spiffy looking watch.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31624; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had high hopes for this watch, now I currently don't even own a Samsung device...sucks. I've decided to wait till 2017 to buy whatever S-Pen device they release. So, I'll visit the Gead S3 this coming summer.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There is gonna be a Note 8. Don't worry!

18. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It works with non Samsung phones.

7. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

I don't get the first two sentences...

12. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I prefer the gear s2 design language , the s3 looks like a rolex which i hate it Well ... Lets wait what samsung will bring in 2017 ( gear s4 + galaxy s8 combo )

15. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Does it comes with the Boom

19. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, it will lower the boom on other smartwatches.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A few months ago, theubrelease a Rose Gold and Platnium version of the S2. Both of these especially the rugged one, looks like those, only black and larger. I can't . Just got the wife the Rose a gold one. The sport model just isn't her. I will.gift it.

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