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WIND Mobile opens up Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pre-registrations

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Samsung Canada announced today that some carrier lineups would be graced with Galaxy Note 3 on October 4th – probably Rogers, Bell and TELUS –  in Jet Black and Classic White. If you’re thinking about grabbing this phablet on WIND Mobile you might want to submit your info and subscribe to their pre-registration page. There’s no indication of a specific launch date, pricing, or colours for WIND.

The Note 3 has a 5.7-inch display (1920 × 1080 resolution), runs Android 4.3 with TouchWIZ, 2.3Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32-64GB of internal storage with microSD slot, 13MP camera that captures videos in 4K, LTE connectivity, 3200mAh battery, 168 grams and is 8.3mm thick.

  • Plazmic Flame

    Such a tempting phone…. argh, so gutted!

    • Suleman Khan

      Did you buy the i phone?

    • Plazmic Flame

      I’ve had an iPhone for a while now. I want to jump ship to Android but I want a device like the Note 3 (screen, battery but no S-pen) with Stock Android. Was hoping the Nexus 5 would fill that gap but looks like battery is going to be small as the Nexus 4 again…

    • Aiden

      Well the upcoming HTC One Max might suit you then. Non-removable battery, but it is fairly large like the Note series’.

    • Plazmic Flame

      Non-removable isn’t an issue for me if the battery is big enough. Sadly, the HTC One Max, like it’s predecessors will have SenseUI which I’m not a fan of either. Maybe one day, Android at it’s base level will have a hidden option for users to switch to Stock Android if they choose.

  • 刁ㄖ凵ㄣㄣㄇ

    Why does the registration page say wind is getting the 3g model?!?!

    • KrispyInTO

      Wind uses 3g. They do not have LTE

    • 刁ㄖ凵ㄣㄣㄇ

      So wind is getting the octo-core note 3?

    • KrispyInTO

      just checked the page apparently it does.

    • Kevin Price

      Do any of you know if an unlocked t mobile let version will work on wind? I didn’t see the 1700mhz band listed on the specs but who knows

    • Nadefrenzy

      T-mobile version should according to this

      UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850;Band II (1900);Quad Band GSM;LTE

      excerpt from their website.

    • Guest

      That’s because “Band IV” is “UMTS 1700″.

    • Anaron

      Any T-Mobile phone that supports AWS frequencies for 3G will work on WIND’s network. So yes, that phone will work.

    • Kevin Price

      That is what I thought too but then why is there no 1700mhz band listed? Or can someone confirm, with reliable reference site, that as a band iv is that band? I just want to be sure….

      I also have heard though that with these new phones you can just get a Rogers or bell phone and unlock it because they are all penta band….true or not true?

    • Rod

      Yeah. It says 1.9ghz big quad + 1.3ghz little quad

    • Anaron

      The specs say “1.9GHz Big-core Quad + 1.3GHz little-core Quad” so yes. T-Mobile has the “2.3 GHz Snapdragon Quad Core Processor” version.

    • 刁ㄖ凵ㄣㄣㄇ

      Its hard for me to believe that a north american company is getting an octo-core variant. Does the note 3 not have 3g support?

    • Anaron

      I was a little surprised too given the fact that T-Mobile has the Snapdragon 800 (“2.3 GHz Snapdragon Quad Core Processor”) version.

    • Canucks

      Correct me if I am wrong but most if not all Samsung phones from Wind are 3G and not LTE.
      So be careful.

    • Anaron

      What difference does that make? It’s an AWS phone that’s made to run on an AWS network. WIND’s network doesn’t support LTE yet. There’s no way to tell which specific subset of the 700 MHz spectrum they’ll win so only time will tell.

      There’s a chance that Bell and/or Rogers’ LTE phones will be useless in the future after the 700 MHz spectrum auction.

  • KrispyInTO

    This phone has everything you could want, only thing holding me back is the size.

    • Alex

      then get the LG G2 if u think its too big for u

    • Nadefrenzy

      G2′s software is horrid.

    • Alex

      yeah, like if TW is any bettter

    • Nadefrenzy

      Sure it is. It’s a much more refined UI. LG G2 steals directly from samsung so that should tell you something.

      I advise you to read about the G2 at arstechnica. That’s decent portrayal of my thoughts on the G2 as well.

    • Plazmic Flame

      All Android skins are an abomination… TW is definitely feature-rich but the design turns me off in the worse way and I’m not usually one to care about the “look”. It’s like they didn’t even try.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Personal pref, but despite personally liking the vanilla android look more, I can’t give up the touchwiz functionality. Little things in the UI that stock doesn’t have which makes it really annoying.

  • thusguy

    As far a processor and overall speeds whats the better phone Lg G2 or Note 3? If you buy it only for hardware. (only hardware not software)

    • Nadefrenzy

      Note 3 scored higher for some reason. I suppose it’s cuz sammy optimizes better than most other OEMs just like Apple.

      You also get a slimmer phone with removable battery and sdcard storage.

  • Super_Deluxe

    Would be very helpful if you revealed the Canadian pricing Samsung…

    • Dimitri

      Yea we all want this. Funny thing is that NO carrier has released anything about the Note 3 just the pre orders / reservations & pre registrations. It seems Samsung Canada wants them to have a tight lip for some off reason :/. I really want to know more info instead or reserving it without knowing anything. Still #6 for the Jet Black with Rogers but still i want to know the final price & more info.

      AS for the price? It would most likely be $250-$299 on a 2 year plan & $650-$750 outright if anything.

    • Nadefrenzy

      $650 outright would be amazing! A real slap to the iPhone 5S that would be.

    • Dimitri

      It would be!. I am hoping its around that price!.

  • Ryan

    I won one of these last week for winning a golf tournament sponsored by Samsung. I have an HTC one and a Nexus 7, so it’s essentially useless to me. I’ll try and unload it on launch day.

    • Dimitri

      You can still sell it now for cash. ( more then you would get at launch or after as its not even out yet). I would have done that IF i actually had one it my hands & didn’t want it… Samsung nor anyone else can not stop you from selling it right now.

  • BB BB

    Can’t wait to use that LTE advanced on WIND 3G advanced. Oh wait. What’s that speed again? 1mb down 0.3kb up?

    • Canucks

      Funny but sad at the same time because it is true.
      My brother was so frustrated with Wind’s 3G that he jump shipped to someone else. LOL.

    • Anaron

      I’m quite happy with WIND. I usually get around 4 to 10 Mbps down and 0.5 Mbps up (similar to Bell’s non-LTE speeds in my area). The upload speed kinda sucks but hey, I only pay $40/month for an “unlimited everything” plan.

  • Jesse Laurin

    this phone is going to be $300ish from the big 3 on a two year term, I’d hate to see what Wind is going to charge for this on their two year terms..

    • Anaron

      Remember, WIND has WINDtab so it wouldn’t cost full price with that.

    • Canucks

      Every carriers right now use *****tab. There’s no more 3 years contract because of CRTC. So not much different.

    • silver_arrow

      Probably $400-500 on contract.

  • JawsOGRE

    I was with Wind for a few years… put in for a pre-registration on two different phones… nothing happened. No calls, no emails… inquiries were met with comments about ‘limited supplies’. Went to a different carrier and got the phone I wanted right away. *sigh* I wanted to like them… but the speed, the limited coverage inside buildings and the lack of service for updating my phone pushed me elsewhere. :(

  • Finky

    Urgh, I really wanted this phone and I wanted to use it on Wind but looks like I’m not going to be able to buy from Wind anymore. From my research, it looks like the T-Mobile version would be compatible so does anyone know where you could buy the T-Mobile version in Canada online?

    • Anaron

      It’ll be compatible. Your best bet might be eBay or Amazon, if they ship to Canada.

      Also, may I ask why you won’t be able to buy it from WIND? I’m curious.

    • Finky

      I’d just prefer the faster processor, that’s all. Unless I’ve been marketed to death, and it’s not actually faster hah but thanks for your help!

    • Anaron

      I don’t know how the different chipsets will perform but I imagine the slower one will be good enough. Speed is important but so is battery life. I’d rather have a slower processor if it means better battery life (but only to a certain degree).

    • gavin

      Why do you believe the US will have a better processor? That wasn’t the case with Note2. My sense is the US carriers dictate a lot of nonsense at the detriment of the consumer. I’d wait for the full deets before making a purchase.

  • Aiden

    I’m disappointed that Virgin will once again not be getting the Note series. They have other top tier phones but not this which is odd to me.

  • chad

    Apple is moving backwards , I am finally dumping iphone note 3 is the next big 3.. Wtf am I gonna do with a thumb scan apple?

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