Ahead of Apple’s upcoming media event, Samsung has finally announced their second generation Galaxy Gear S2.
The internals have been refreshed. The S2 has NFC, a stronger battery which Samsung claims to last 3 days on a single charge. Samsung also announced three collections, of their car. The Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic and the Gear S2 with 3G connectivity. The Gear S2 will be running Tizen, rather than Android Wear which a lot of smartwatches have started t0 use.
The Gear S2, is 11.4-milimeters thin, with a circular 1.2-inch 360×360 pixel Super AMOLED display, with 302-pixels-per-inch. The device is powered by a custom-designed one-gigahertz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM with 4GB of Storage. Once of the main features of this watch, is the rotating bezel which is used to navigate from the user-interface. The two physical buttons on the device, one taking you to the Home Screen and one acting as a Back button.
The device also has NFC, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1, it also has an accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, ambient light and barometer sensors and is IP-68 certified, dust and water resistant. Just like the Apple Watch, the S2 also has wireless charging, with a wireless charging dock in the box.
There will be three editions, as we mentioned earlier, one being the Gear S2 and one being the Gear S2 Classic. One without connectivity, and one with 3G connectivity.
Samsung says the Gear S2 classic with it’s black finish and a matching genuine leather band is made for “users who prefer a more timeless watch design” The regular Gear S2 is “ideal for those on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design” Also, the bands can easily be swapped with one click of a button.
The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Grey case with a Dark Grey band and Silver Case with a White Band. The Gear S2 classic will be amiable in a Black Case, with a leather band.
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