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The Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Starts Shipping in the US Next Week

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Unwrapped earlier at IFA 2016 Berlin, the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be available in the United States starting on November 18. Pre-orders have started this weekend, with orders shipping after a week and a half.

Related: IFA 2016: Samsung’s Gear S3 Wearable Is Bigger and Tougher

Powered by Samsung’s homegrown Tizen OS and a dual-core Exynos chipset, the Gear S3 comes in two flavors: the modern “Frontier” variant and traditional “Classic” variant.

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
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Samsung Gear S3 Classic

Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch

  • 1.0GHz Exynos 7270 dual-core processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 360 x 360 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 4G, LTE (for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Samsung Pay
  • Microphone, speaker
  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Tizen OS 2.3
  • 380mAh battery, wireless charging

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The Gear S3 has compatibility with any Android 5.0 device or later with at least 1.5GB RAM. iOS compatibility will be coming later on.

The Samsung Gear S3 starts at $349 (~Php 17K). Compared to ASUS’s ZenWatch 3 at a cheaper $229 (~Php 11K), the Gear S3 faces stiff competition ahead.

Related: The Stylish ASUS ZenWatch 3 Goes on Retail Next Month

Source: Android Police, AT&T

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