Samsung Gear S3 Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: Official US Launch Date Confirmed This Month; Pre-Order Details Revealed! Cheaper Price?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 10, 2016 09:48 AM EST

Samsung Gear S3 is not new to the world of smart watches, having been officially introduced in August during the IFA 2016 in Berlin. But now, gadget aficionados in the U.S. who have been waiting for the arrival of the device can breathe a sigh of relief.

Samsung has confirmed the availability of Samsung Gear S3 in the U.S. markets. Pre-orders started on Nov. 6 but the official arrival of the smart watches won't happen until Nov. 18. New reports suggest that Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung will have limited sales of the wearables. Each unit offered by these stores will cost $349.99. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will also offer the gadget but it remains to be seen how much they will be priced or when exactly these mobile carriers will release it.

Samsung Gear S2 was considered a success from last year, but the South Korean tech giant is determined to up its game with the release of Samsung Gear S3. Basically, the latest iteration is a much larger device compared to its predecessor and has more improved specs under the hood. The wearable device should appeal to those who like big watches. As a comparison, S2 has a 42 mm case, while S3 has 46mm. The screen size, however, didn't receive a significant upgrade, going from 1.2 inches to only 1.3 inches.

Samsung Gear S3 comes in two variants: the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Both variants have water- and dust-resistant features. Also on-board are the speedometer, GPS, heart rate sensor, barometer, and altimeter. Only the Frontier variant comes with a 4G LTE.

The Samsung Gear S3 is powered by Tizen and also carries a 380 mAh battery. According to the company, the device should last around three to four days, but with battery saving features, the device could last longer. Meanwhile, the company has just released the latest ad for the upcoming smartwatch. You can check out the video below. Are you excited for the arrival of Gear S3? Sound off in the comments below.

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