Report says Samsung Galaxy Note7 fiasco won’t affect Gear S3’s launch

Following Samsung’s announcement that the Galaxy Note7 has been permanently discontinued, there were reports from Korean media that the Note7 debacle will have a negative impact on the company’s future projects, many of which will get delayed.

However, according to a new report, that’s not true – at least in the case of the tech giant’s Gear S3 smartwatch. Citing “Samsung Insiders,” the report says that the Tizen-powered wearable is on schedule for a November launch, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed.

There have been reports that the Gear S3 will be launched in mid-November, and South Korea, the US, and select European countries will get it first. The wearable is also up for pre-order in Canada, with a shipping date of November 18.