Samsung Gear S3 Frontier US Release Date, Specs, Features, News & Update: AT&T, T-Mobile Pricing, Availability Details Revealed! Apple Watch 2 Killer?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 17, 2016 07:51 AM EST

Samsung Gear S3 is officially launching in the U.S. this week and details of its price and availability have finally been revealed. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all confirmed to offer the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, but only the first two mentioned mobile carriers revealed the details.

T-Mobile will start the LTE-connected Samsung Gear S3 Frontier's sale on Friday, Nov. 18. The wearable will be fully priced at $399. Customers can also add the smartwatch to an existing T-Mobile plan for an additional $5 per month. AT&T, on the other hand, offers the device starting at $249. Verizon has yet to announce the pricing details and the release date for the S3 Frontier.

With Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, consumers can just leave their phones behind and send and receive calls, emails, and SMS via the LTE-connected smartwatch. The smartwatch first made its debut in August at the IFA Berlin and finally it has made its way to the U.S.  The Gear S3 has a circular AMOLED display measured at 1.3 inches and a resolution of 360x360 pixels. It runs on a Tizen watch processor, has 768 MB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 4 GB, and a 360 mAh battery. Samsung claims that the smart watch could last for about three to four days on a single battery charge, but longer if the user is keen with battery saving features.

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Classic can also be aquatic watches, but not much as Apple Watch Series 2. Apple's smart watch can  be taken to a depth of 50 meters for a duration of 24 hours, but the latest Samsung Gears can be taken down to five feet for 30 minutes. The Gear S3 may not be considered a swim watch, but consumers won't have to worry about the device around bathtubs and toilets.

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