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

by Camille Vidan  November 7, 2016

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.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
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


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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