Samsung has recently revealed that the launch date for their upcoming smartwatch, the Gear S3, will be on November 4th. The date of availability follows Samsung's official announcement of the device that happened back on September 2nd during their pre-IFA event, giving Samsung just a little over two months to get everything in order and have the Gear S3 ready for shipping and sales in retail stores. While the date for the Gear S3's availability is mentioned by Samsung, the details come from Samsung's Netherlands Twitter account, so it's currently unclear if this will be the release date for all of the global regions where Samsung plans to release the watch.
If November 4th does happen to be the global launch date, that still leaves pricing for the watch unknown, although it's worth mentioning that the cost of the Gear S3 Frontier could be similar to the pricing for last year's comparable model that. When it comes to retail availability, the Gear S3 Frontier is due to show up at major U.S. carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, but will also likely end up at Best Buy and Amazon as well as other online retailers eventually alongside the Gear S3 Classic.
Although pricing has not been listed for the Gear S3 Frontier, the Gear S3 Classic will reportedly land next month in October at a price of $299, so that at least gives an idea of what the possible price range will be, which is likely to be above $350 thanks to the LTE connectivity. Samsung will be launching both the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier with multiple options for customization as the straps can be swapped out with ease due to the nature of the industry-standard 22mm strap, making it possible for customers to use the straps that come with the watch, but also buy straps from pretty much anywhere as long as they're the right size. The Gear S3 Classic will be meant for those looking for a more traditional watch style, while the Gear S3 Frontier is meant more for those who want something to compliment their more active lifestyle.