Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Goes Official, Runs Tizen OS

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The Korean company, Samsung, has officially took the wraps off its new smartwatch that has long been expected, Galaxy Gear S2. The device comes in three different variants, Gear S2 which is the standard version, Gear S2 Classic which looks more stylish, and Gear S2 3G that support voice calling and 3G connectivity. However, the firm hasn't revealed their pricing and availability. We expect Samsung to announce these at IFA event that will begin on Friday.

All the three versions sports identical specifications when compares but differs in design. The basic version of Galaxy Gear S2 has a silicon band with modernize look, the Galaxy Gear S2 Classic has Black finishes with a matching genuine leather band, while Galaxy Gear S2 3G takes the form of Gear S2. All the device runs Samsung's own Tizen OS out-of-the-box, they features a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×360 pixel resolution and 302ppi pixel density.

These are powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. All the three versions of Galaxy Gear S2 are waterproof and dustproof certify with IP67 rating and comes with Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC connectivity with support of Samsung Pay.

Sensors included are Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light, and Heart Rate sensor. The Galaxy Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic packs a 250mAh battery at the back while Galaxy Gear S2 3G packs a 300mAh battery.

Update

The pricing of standard and classic version of Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch has been revealed. It has also been confirmed that the watches support smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat with 1.5GB of RAM installed.

The Galaxy Gear S2 standard version will costs €349 (US$388) and Gear S2 Classic €399 (US$444) in European markets. They're expected to roll out around November.
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