Samsung Gear S3 arrives in Malaysia at RM1,399

Posted:  December 1, 2016   By:    15 comments   


Samsung’s latest Gear S3 smart watches have finally arrived in Malaysia. It comes in two variants featuring a rugged look and a classy elegant appearance.

Similar to the Gear S2, the new Gear S3 frontier and classic gets a round watch face featuring a rotating bezel. The AMOLED screen is slightly larger at 1.3″ and it pushes the same 320×320 pixels resolution. It also supports an always on display which now works in colour. For better durability, both are MIL-STD-810G certified and has IP68 rated water resistance.

Apart from the exterior look, both Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic are similar on the inside. It has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It gets your usual accelerometer, gyro, barometer, heart rate monitoring and it connects to your phone by bluetooth. In case you’re wondering, Samsung isn’t offering the LTE version for our region.

It now comes with built-in GPS and there’s also a loud-speaker which you can use to make phone calls from your wrist. It also supports both MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near Field Communications) standards, making it compatible with almost all credit card terminals when Samsung Pay is available on our shores.

If you’re thinking of getting one, it works only with Android smartphones running on Android 4.4 with at least 1.5GB of RAM. Improved from the previous version, the Gear S3’s bigger 380mAh battery is rated to push up to 3-4 days on a single charge. Charging is done wirelessly with a provided charging dock.

Both watches are priced at RM1,399 and they are available beginning 8 December. The price is not bad considering that the Gear S3 is going for S$548 (about RM1,714) in Singapore, US$349.99 (about RM1,564) in the US and €399 (about RM1,893) in Europe.

You can get it nationwide at Samsung stores and authorised dealers nationwide. As a launch promo, Samsung Malaysia is offering two additional watch straps in different colours and a limited edition watch collector box while stocks last. The exclusive offer is also valid on Samsung’s online store on Lazada and 11street.

We have reviewed the Gear S3 Frontier edition and you can find out what Rory thinks over here.

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15 Comments for Samsung Gear S3 arrives in Malaysia at RM1,399


The launch promo is for preorders or buying on the launch date?


    There won't be any pre-orders from Samsung Malaysia. All units will go on sale on 8th December.


Called few Samsung store, all telling Gear S3 only available on 8th Dec


    I called a two JB Samsung Store dealers today to ask about the watch availability and about the launch promo.
    1. JB Aeon Bukit Indah Samsung Store guy says watch will arrive tomorrow on 8th Dec, but has no idea about the launch promo with two free straps and collectors box.
    2. JB Aeon Tebrau Samsung Store girl doesn't even know the name of this product but says a watch will come on 10th Dec. No point asking further questions…

    Seriously, these dealer staff never read the internet about their local product launch and launch promos ah?


      seems dealers product knowledge very poor. I asked them about the LTE version and they were totally ignorant about it. I Just wanted to know which version of frontier was available and if LTE version may be introduced in the future. They were clueless re eSIM etc .


        There is no LTE version in Malaysia. Both classic and frontier uses Bluetooth and Wifi only.


so i guess there is no preorder! have to wait for launch day for the promo pack


Just check at Lazada, they list price it at RM3,017! After discount its at RM2,251!

RM1,399 is to good to be true?


    Is this your first time using Lazada? Please check if this is original SME stock.


    That one from overseas.
    This is Malaysia unit.
    Do more research when posting.

want to sell kidney

anyone wan to buy kidney? or trade samsung gear s3 for per kidney.

pm plis. tq


Is the price inclusive of GST?

    no brain

    ya, include gst. but not include insurance coverage for potential fire hazard.

    anyway. this watch is very very big and heavy in my opinion. definitely not one to wear along for a marathon because it will weight you down, and the battery might not last the whole race.


Just bought one from nu sentral. Simply amazing. All the freebies is as per stated. The collector box is great to have. Have put my gear 2 ans gear s2 as display in the box already. The watch simply amazing. Not so big for my small arm. Perfect for me.

DK y 2 char. cannot?

Word of caution for Samsung Gear S3 buyers. Tap the bezel to see if there are rattles. If it rattles, buy one that doesn't. You can thank me later.