samsung_gear_s3_22The recall and discontinuation of the Note 7 has no doubt set Samsung back a pretty penny, so much so that we had also heard that its impact can be felt on Samsung’s other R&D projects, some of which could be halted, and some of which could be completely shelved due to an insufficient budget.

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If you’re wondering what this means for the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, apparently we don’t have to worry about it. According to a report by Tizen Experts, they claim to have heard from their “Samsung Insiders” that the fiasco with the Note 7 will not impact the launch of the Gear S3, and that it is still on track for a launch mid-November.

The smartwatch was revealed at IFA 2016 back in August but Samsung did not attach a release date to it, and if this report is accurate, we guess we finally have a date to look forward to. Of course it could launch at different times for different markets, but for now we have mid-November as a possibility so hopefully we’ll get the official details soon.

We guess it makes sense that the Gear S3’s launch isn’t affected. After all when we did our hands-on with the watch at IFA, it did seem to be pretty complete already. The report goes on to add that Samsung had initially planned to launch both the Note 7 and Gear S3 together and was even planning to bundle both devices together as a promotion, but we guess that’s out the window.

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5.7"
  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
3500 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 823/Exynos 8893
  • MicroSD
Price
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Weight
169 g
Launched in
2016-08-02
Storage (GB)
  • 64
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