Samsung has now priced its new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear for the United Kingdom, and you might be surprised to see how much they’ll sell for without a contract. The Galaxy Note 3 will cost you £649 ($1,018), which isn’t exactly overly excessive for a high-end smartphone these days — but the Galaxy Gear will cost a whopping £299 ($469).
£299 for a clever wristwatch.
The prices were published on Samsung’s website and first spotted by SamMobile. We never expected these devices to be affordable — they are premium devices, after all — but we weren’t expecting the Galaxy Gear to be priced quite so high.
It’s $299 in the U.S., which roughly translates to £190. Import costs and taxes then have to be added to that, of course, but even so, an extra £109 is quite a jump. You can save yourself £100 ($157) by buying both the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear together, however, which will see you pay £848 ($1,330) in total.
Samsung is also offering another £50 off when you trade in your old phone, but the deal is only available to the first 500 customers who pre-order the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear from the Samsung Experience Store inside the Westfield shopping center in Stratford, London.
Both devices will be available on September 25.
What do you think of Samsung’s price tags for the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear in the U.K.? Will you be buying them?