Samsung Gear S3 Frontier News & Update: T-Mobile Selling the Device Starting Nov. 18; Know the Specs Here!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Nov 18, 2016 12:00 AM EST
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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier will be up for sale via T-Mobile starting Nov. 18. The German Telecom company did not mention anything about the smartwatch ever since it was announced in August. Thus, buyers did not expect that T-Mobile will also sell it when it arrives to the market.

People got to know the fact that the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is coming to T-Mobile network when the company made an official announcement on its Twitter page. On Nov. 16, the network wrote, "LTE connected & engineered for adventure - the Samsung #GearS3 Frontier hits T-Mobile stores on 11/18 for $399."

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier that will soon be on T-Mobile stores is somehow similar to other smartwatches out there. It got heart rate monitor and users can call, text and receive instant notifications when they are far from their mobile phone.
But of course, it also has special features that makes it unique like the built-in LTE connectivity.

Price

Although T-Mobile announced the selling price of $399 for the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, other outlets like Best Buy, AT&T and Samsung are offering the device for lower price. For instance, AT & T is advertising the price of just $49.99 but it should be bought along with a Samsung phone.

On the other hand, Best Buy and Samsung are selling Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for either $349.99 or $249.99 if bought with a 2-year contract. Apparently, T-Mobile is selling the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for $50 more and the reason for this is not clear.

Specs

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is the updated version of the Gear S2. The device runs on Tizen 2.3.2 with Dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU. It features 1.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display and 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage.

Like most of smartphones, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier also has WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. It is powered by non-removable Li-Ion 380 mAh battery which Samsung claims can last up to three days.

Body

The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has a stainless steel 316L body. It is dust and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. Lastly, the smartwatch boasts of rotating bezel for easy navigation of its software.

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