Samsung begins taking pre-orders for T-Mobile version of Galaxy Watch


T-Mobile wasn’t ready to spill its launch date for the Galaxy Watch when the new wearable was announced earlier this month, but now some of that information has come out.

Samsung is now taking pre-orders for the T-Mobile versions of the Galaxy Watch. The 42mm version is available in Rose Gold and is priced at $379.99, while the 46mm model comes in Silver and is priced at $399.99. Pre-orders are expected to ship the week of September 2nd.

These watches include support for T-Mobile’s cellular network. Specifically, Samsung says that they support Bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 25, 26, and 66. Their spec lists also include 1.15GHz Exynos 9110 processors, 1.5GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and Tizen 4.0. There’s a heart rate tracker and ambient light sensor in each model, too, along with IP68 water and dust resistance and NFC (but no MST) for Samsung Pay.


There are a few differences between the two versions that are worth mentioning. The 42mm model is equipped with a 1.2-inch 360×360 round Super AMOLED screen, 20mm strap, and 270mAh battery, while the 46mm version has a 1.3-inch 360×360 round Super AMOLED display, 22mm strap, and 472mAh battery.

Both watches are compatible with Android and iOS devices. On Android, you’ll need a phone running 5.0 Lollipop or later, while iOS users will need an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 9 or later.

There’s still no word on when T-Mobile will begin selling the Galaxy Watches, but Samsung has at least given us an idea of when they’ll arrive. Whenever the Galaxy Watches are released by T-Mo, the 42mm will cost $15 per month for 24 months ($375 full retail) while the 46mm will cost $16 per month for 24 months ($400 full retail). Customers who buy a Galaxy Watch on EIP can get a second for half off with 24 monthly bill credits and a new line.

Sources: Samsung (1), (2)

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  • Don’t bother. No MST makes it a downgrade from the S3.

    • Erik Weldon

      While I do agree with this sentiment (a little), it isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be. The adoption rate of any chip based credit/debit card has brought along higher adoption rates for NFC chip readers. It isn’t as big of a deal, especially if you own a Samsung phone.

      • jlangner_bama1

        Agree, and I always have phone with me and it has MST so no biggie for me.

  • pda96

    I’ll wait for the TMO version of a Rolex.

  • user311

    They lost a ton of sales when they dropped MST. Was looking forward to an upgrade.

    • Derrick B.

      Same here, the only reason I’m sticking with my Frontier for now is because of MST. Might upgrade but I leave my phone behind a lot when running, biking, etc and to be able to run into a store and grab a drink with my watch makes a difference.

  • the martian ambassador

    Waiting patiently for the gray Galaxy Tab S4.

    • icwhatudidthere

      Have we gotten confirmation they’ll actually sell the new one?

      • the martian ambassador

        Pretty much. It has been reported by several new sites including this one, but not officially confirmed by T-Mobile as of yet.

        • icwhatudidthere

          I’ll be cautiously optimistic then. Thx.

        • the martian ambassador

          They said it was coming later in the 3rd quarter of 2018, which ends in September. Should be soon.

  • PC_Tool

    How long would the 46mm one last? If I only have to charge it once a week, I’m in – otherwise it’s no deal.

    • symsoul

      I’m with you since I’m sick of charging my Gear Fit 2 every other day. They’re claiming the Galaxy Watch can go 7 days on a full charge which probably translates into 2-3 days actual use. Like our phones, battery life remains the biggest pain point for me with wearables. Well, that and overall size as this looks to be another big watch.

      • the martian ambassador

        I have been considering one of these watches, really just to have the ability have a watch that can change faces. The smart aspect is ok i guess, but I always have my phone with me, so much of that is redundant.

        Samsung added a “watch only” mode to the S3 watch, which I’m sure is on this version as well. In this mode, the Gear S3 battery will last up to 40 days. That’s pretty good.

  • TheRealKingSen

    More overpriced than a Samsung phone.

  • Matthew Gies

    yeah so what can you do new with these watches? or is it just higher specs.