Samsung Gear S3 Frontier launches on T-Mobile this week, won't be cheap

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier launches on T-Mobile this week, won't be cheap
T-Mobile just confirmed that it's launching the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier later this week, on November 18.

Unfortunately for T-Mobile customers, the carrier plans to ask $399 for the new smartwatch - that's $50 more than the prices listed at Samsung and other retailers. AT&T, which is also releasing the Gear S3 Frontier on November 18, will offer the device for $349.99, or $249.99 with a 2-year contract.

The Gear S3 Frontier features LTE connectivity, allowing you to make calls, send and receive texts, or check email without needing your phone. Like most smartwatches currently on the market, the S3 Frontier is dust- and water resistant. Other noteworthy features include a rotating bezel for easy navigation, a 1.3-inch circular AMOLED display, built in GPS, Samsung Pay support, and a 380 mAh battery with wireless charging.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frotnier runs Tizen, but it's compatible with pretty much any recent Android phone (not just Samsung models). Let us know if you're thinking of getting the new smartwatch from T-Mobile. 


sources: T-Mobile, Twitter

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24 Comments

1. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

That's one beautiful looking watch.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im torn between the ZenWatch 3 and the Gear S3..........I dont know which one to get

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Get both! That's what I'm doing. Best of both worlds... Android Wear and Tizen...

9. det_bradlee

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Right? That's why you got 2 wrists!

21. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Lol and apparently money to burn.

22. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

IKR lol

3. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I thought they had 380mah batteries. This is the 2nd time iPhonearena has reported them as having 300mah

4. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Can't have them sounding too much better than the Apple watch 2 now can we?

8. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Butthurt much that the Gear watches have never sold anywhere near the amount the Apple Watch(es) have?

11. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You got him. Mcdonald's burgers are clearly the best, too.

13. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

*Sigh* Do we have to go through this every single time you f00ls try to justify why the Gear watches are such terrible sellers? It's because they aren't as good as the Apple Watch. Period. Given the MUCH bigger pool of people available to buy the Gear, you'd think it'd sell more. Even a little more than the Apple Watch. But it never does. Even with all the Samsung phone users and other android phones that are compatible, even with that huge audience still the Gear isn't desired. Think about it.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Exactly. Mcdonald's burgers are the best. Ford cars are the best. You're spot on.

18. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

So now your tactic is to equate the low sales of the Gear watches to mean they are a luxury item? Kind of like Lamborghini or Bugatti don't sell as many cars as Hyundai. Am I correct? One little flaw in your desperate attempt to make yourself feel better; the Apple Watch on average is much more expensive than any Gear watch. Yet the Apple Watch still sells much, much more. Hmmmmm......

19. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I agreed with you. If it sells more, it must be better.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Butthurt about what idiot? Np one give a aucmer-duck about sales but you ignorant Apple losers. Np one gives a crap about the Apple Watch. No one knows how many have been sold, not even you. At least 50% of the ones they made are still unsold. Apple is doing the same as Samsung DID at one point. Just flood the market and outshot everyone. Apple made have sold manybtpnretailers, but they are selling. I don't care about sales of some overpriced limited piece of crap toy watch from some cerealbox. You sound ignorant and thirsty for attention tion, so let me give you what you need. The Gear or any other product never has to outsell anything Apple makes to be better. The best cars in the world do sell by the millions. Ask anyone to choose a Tesla vs. Camry and if they were the exact same price the Camry would go extinct, just like the organ that use to be between your ears. You must be the most of orang trolling piece of crap on this site ever to be born. Why don't you take you no intelligence having son of the Devil, back in the basement and stay. You bring nothing to the table were 2 second of anyone's time. The vast majority of people don't care about wearable because they are all gimmicky overpriced nearly useless pieces if garbage. But at least the Gear has not 1, but 10 advantages over the apple watch at the least. But your worried about sales. Sales is not an argument fool. McDonald's sells a trillion hamburgers a year, are you going to say they are better than a. Burger you can cook on your own grill for the same price? You are a fool!

6. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It's 380 mAh indeed. Corrected, thanks!

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i see 380mah put on your glasses.

5. talon95

Posts: 990; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

You should probably find out what the extra $50 you pay T-mobile gets you. I assume that buying it from them instead of BestBuy means the LTE will be turned on for no additional monthly plan fee. I will consider it if that is the case, otherwise I'll go to BestBuy.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Definitely picking this up!

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Wtf T-Mobile are you serious?!..

14. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

This is going to be my first smartwatch. I'm looking forward to this watch being a good fitness tracker.

15. ezfidel

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Nice, but nothing beats my LG Urbane watch.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Just wait for a period of six months, price will go South.

24. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Unfortunately for T-Mobile customers, the carrier plans to ask $399 for the new smartwatch - that's $50 more than the prices listed at Samsung and other retailers." -Florin T. Another poorly researched article by Florin T. Show us on Samsung's website where the Gear S3 Frontier LTE is being sold for $349. Can't find it? Maybe because it's not $349. The Frontier LTE is $399. T-Mobile has it right.

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