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Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Gear: Australian Price And Release Date

After its big, brash IFA launch in Berlin, Samsung Australia has finally confirmed the price and release date of the new Galaxy Note 3 and the coveted Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Here’s how much you’ll pay and when you can get it.

Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 packs a huge hardware punch with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, super-fast Category 4 LTE/4G capabilities, all hiding beneath a beautiful 5.7-inch Full-HD Super-AMOLED display. The battery is more juiced than ever with 3200mAh taking you from pillar to post, as well as a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera to shoot your life along the way.

The new handset will land at Samsung stores for pre-sale purchase from today (Wednesday 18 September) at 2pm at a cost of $999 for the 32GB version. The handset officially goes on sale from 3 October both in-store and on-contract.

Telstra, Virgin Mobile, Optus and Vodafone will all carry the Note 3 on plan, and we’ll update you when we have their pricing.

Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is an exclusive companion device for the Note 3.

The Gear runs an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a 1.9-megapixel camera with autofocus, all concealed underneath a 1.63-inch SuperAMOLED (320×320 pixel) face.

The Gear goes on sale at selected retailers from 3 October at a cost of $369. Several telco parters have already been signed to retail the Galaxy Gear, also. We’ll update you if it lands on plans.

Will you buy one of these gadgets?

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