Samsung Releases the Gear S2


Samsung has released three Gear S2 models. The watch will be available in two different designs and with or without 3G capabilities. 

The Gear S2 pictured above is the normal model. It has a very simplistic and sporty design with a circular display, simple color scheme and simple default watch face. The Gear S2 has two buttons on the right side and a microphone between them. The back has the usual heart rate sensor and the strap is rubber. The color options are grey with a grey watch band or silver with a white watch band. The bezel is rotating and used to control the watch.


The Gear S2 classic is the more premium looking watch with genuine leather band and stealthy black color. The rotating bezel also has some grooves to offer more grip.

The third model is the 3G model but we don’t know which design it uses as the Samsung press release does not tell that.

The technical specifications are top notch with 1.2″ 360 x 360 Super AMOLED circular display, dual core 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The WiFi and NFC only models have 250mAh battery and the 3G model pack a 300mAh juicer. Both the designs are IP68 cetrified against water and dust. All the models run Tizen OS and have the rotating bezel to control the user interface.

The Gear S2 measures at 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4mm and 47g. The classic model is a little smaller at 39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm and 42g. The 3G model is a little more substantial with 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm and 51g measurements.

As we don’t have any information about pricing or availability we are left just hoping that Samsung won’t copy the Apple Watch’s prices or Note 5’s availability. Obviously the sporty normal model is going to be more affordable than the classic model but Samsung says that they are working with partners to bring a wide variety of watch bands to replace that cheap looking plastic strap with something more beautiful if the classic model appears to be too expensive.

Source: Samsung Press Release

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