I find it extremely frustrating that there is NO communication from Samsung on the Gear S3s release in Australia. Although I'm not fussed about LTE, I don't want to buy a Gear S2 over a Gear S3. I've had the Apple Watch and didn't like it, and I don't want to wait until Google release theirs next year. Any inside knowledge would be appreciated......
AnonD-601133, 23 Oct 2016Why is it that best buy canada is selling the non lte variant?if no network provider supports e-sim in canada, then it would be inutile to sell the lte variant of samsung gear s3
A few questions. Are Samsung watches compatible with any android phones? Also can you use Samsung pay on the watch if you do not pair it with a Samsung phone?
Keep note that the frontier has two versions.. LTE and none-LTE, so countries that do not sell the LTE will still sell the frontier. As far as the e-sim itself, it is basically a very universal electronic sim, that is not physical and can be programmed on the fly. I do not think carriers would have to "support" it since it still acts as a regular sim via communication with the systems. A country not supporting it would most likely be just a choicemade by Samsung, like how exynos phones are sold in certain countries etc.
WHY, 18 Oct 2016Why only eSIM? In most country don't working!!!I agree in AU we dont have Esim
WHY, 18 Oct 2016Why only eSIM? In most country don't working!!!I couldn't agree more. very frustrating indeed.
No Name, 12 Oct 2016SAMSUNG!!! Why Tizen??? This was your biggest mistake to switch to TIZEN from Android, Android... moreTizen is much more reliable then android, tizen has better power management than android, it has enough application for daily tasks.. so I guess that's why.
SAMSUNG!!! Why Tizen??? This was your biggest mistake to switch to TIZEN from Android, Android store has far more good improved APPS then TIZEN STORE, you are loosing sales because of that!!!
Pedro Borges, 30 Sep 2016I need to know when the gear S3 frontier will be for sale.We all do my friend... lets expect it for this month (octuber).
Well as far as i know, samsung said that the samsung gear s3 will be released in octuber or november 2016.
I read a lot about this watch and im searching for a long time.. in forums i got the idea that the s3 classic will come 1st (m8b the octuber one)because it has no LTE system. And m8b the frontier one will come later (m8b in november 2016) because of the E-SIM LTE technology.. currentlly only available in few countries (my country [Portugal] is not included yet). So, the frontier will eventually come to sale but some of the technologies will not be available at time.
Hope that my answer helped you my friend :)
AnonD-15260, 01 Oct 2016No.Samsung executive confirmed that like the Gear S2, the Gear S3 will also eventually work with the iPhone. Beyond its own tests, the company also needs to submit its app to Apple for approval in its App Store.
Opening up the Gear S2 and S3 would allow Samsung to tap a much wider base of iPhone users. Apple, after all, sold more than 40 million iPhones just in the last quarter. It would also give iPhone users an alternative to the Apple Watch.
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Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Does anyone know if the Frontier can connect to a car system via blue tooth. If I am using the... moreThis is a standalone phone basically, and I believe it supports mic+sound for bluetooth devices in-order to make/receive calls. I believe the answer to your question would be yes, it should work fine for a car system as long as the car system has bluetooth.
AnonD-15260, 01 Oct 2016No.Actually, Samsung are actively working on making it compatible. A beta version of the setup has been released for the Gear S2 already and is working fine from what I read. Samsung have also said they plan to have the Gear S3 ios ready by the release to market. Let's see what happens...