After quite a few leaks in the past and the teasers from Samsung at the launch event of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung has announced the launch of the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, which would be available in three variants – Gear S2, Gear S2 3G and Gear S2 Classic.
The Gear S2 is the company’s first smartwatch with a completely circular display, and Samsung has focussed a lot on the appearance of the watch without letting go of hardware and software features. The Gear S2 has a silicone band offering a minimal and modern design whereas the Gear S2 Classic has a Black finish with a matching genuine leather band for a premium look. The Gear S2 3G on the other hand has a built-in e-SIM support that lets you independently make and receive calls, without connecting to a device and also has 3G support.
The Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has a 1.2 inch circular Super AMOLED display with a rotating bezel and resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The watch is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The wearables come with IP67 certification for dust and water resistant. It can connect to devices using Bluetooth 4.1 LE and also have NFC support for mobile payments.
There’s a 250 mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly using the provided charging dock, and the company claims that the Gear S2 can last upto 2-3 days with normal usage.
These smartwatches run a Tizen-based wearable platform that is customised to be used on wearable devices with circular displays. Users can view at-a-glance notifications for calendar events, emails, messages, news, weather, and notifications from other apps with ease.
The availability or the price of the Gear S2, the Gear S2 classic, and the Gear S2 3G hasn’t been announced yet, but the watches will be displayed on September 3 during IFA 2015 at Berlin.
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