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Galaxy Note 3 from Verizon is set to be available for US consumers on 10th October. The on contract price tag that the carrier have set for the Galaxy Note 3 is $299 while those opting for the off contract product would have to pay $699. The release date and price set by Verizon matches up with that of AT&T. The other significant development on this is that the Verizon and T-Mobile version of the Note 3 has already acquired the necessary FCC certification, which can be considered the last major hurdle before their eventual release in the market.
At the price users would get a 1080p capable 5.7 inch display. This marks a big jump over specifications of the Galaxy Note 2 that offers a 5.5 inch display having 720p resolution. Further, users would experience a better viewing time as the Galaxy Note 3 comes with the Adapt Display feature which caters for ambient lighting while setting display brightness.
Other interesting features of the Galaxy Note 3 are its faux leather back which in turn is removable. The device would be upgradable by memory capacity to 64 GB for which the rear panel would need to be detached. This would also be required when swapping battery pack.
The S pen which comes with the device opens up Air Command automatically. With this application, users’ can choose between Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window panel for using the S Pen. The app also caters for easier selection of utility applications with the S pen. There is also the feature by which alarms and event lists set on the device gets highlighted on screen at the set date and time, calling the users’ attention. Apps from Galaxy Gear have been confirmed for compatibility on this device.
Coming to the other carriers in the US, while T-Mobile has stated Oct 2 as the launch date for the Note 3, others such as US Cellular and Sprint are mum on the issue so far. The Note 3 versions for AT&T, US Cellular and Sprint is yet to make it past FCC which means a release from these carriers isn’t forthcoming anytime soon.