Eager to get your grubby (gigantic) hands on the biggest, baddest, snazziest Samsung Galaxy Note phablet to date? I’m afraid you’ll have to continue being patient for a couple of extra weeks, although if you really, really, really want to make sure you’re the first in line to get the GNote 3, it would probably be a good idea to get your pre-order in.
Following AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile will apparently start taking reservations for the 5.7-incher tomorrow (i.e. September 18,) whereas famed third-party retailer Negri Electronics already has a treat for y’all.
If you want to break free of carrier restrictions and can afford it, both the unlocked Snapdragon and Exynos Note 3 versions are up for grabs via Negri, with shipping estimated to be underway sometime around October 10.
The cheapest Note 3 flavor is the LTE-enabled one for AT&T (powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip), which goes for $744.50, the Verizon variant (also coming with an S800 processor in tow) costs $798.50, as does the octa-core Exynos model (aka N9000). Finally, you can opt for a Snapdragon version technically supporting all American networks, though that will have you cough up a whopping $819.50.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile will ask a modest $199 upfront for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, deal that unfortunately comes with a few strings attached. Namely, you’ll need to continue paying for the phone for two full years, in monthly payments of $21 each. On the bright side, chances are the gargantuan phone will start shipping as soon as October 2 from Magenta’s stockrooms.