Samsung Officially Unveils new SmartWatch Gear S2 with Circular Super AMOLED Display
Samsung Officially Unveils new SmartWatch Gear S2 with Circular Super AMOLED DisplaySamsung Mobile Press

Top smartphone maker Samsung has sent out media invites for a launch event in Gurgaon.

The invitation sports a graphic image of a wristwatch with a caption "Witness Progressive Innovation" hinting that the company will launch the much awaited Gear S2 series smartwatch in India on Thursday.

For the uninitiated, Gear S2 was originally unveiled way back in September at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin)2015 in Germany. Now, the smartwatch will soon hit stores in India.

It comes in three variants -- Gear S2, S2 Classic and S2 3G. The first two models house pretty much the same internal hardware such as Samsung's proprietary Tizen OS backed by 1.0GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and 250 mAh battery that can power the device for two to three days under mixed usage.

The Key difference between Gear S2 and S2 Classic is that the former comes in dark gray case with a dark gray band and silver case with a white band, whereas the latter ships with black case with a leather band.

On the other hand, Gear S2 3G too houses almost the same internal hardware except the battery. It ships with bigger 300 mAh capacity battery so that it has more juice to act as a standalone communication device.

All three Samsung smartwatches boast of IP68 water-and-dust resistant certifications, health-kit apps such heart-rate sensor, S Health Nike+Running and also feature NFC, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi based connectivity features.

Beside the Gear S2 series, Samsung is also expected to launch the Gear VR set for around Rs. 10,000. It is compatible with top-end flagship phablets -- Galaxy Note 4, Note 5 and S6 Edge+.

Samsung is yet to comment on the reports circulating in the media. 

Besides Gear S2 series, Samsung is also rumoured to announce Gear VR set for around Rs. 10,000 on Thursday. Stay tuned for more updates.

Key features of Samsung Gear S2 series:

Models Gear S2 (& S2 Classic) Gear S2 (3G)
Display 1.2-inch Circular Super AMOLED screen with 360x360p resolutions
  • Pixel density: 302ppi (pixels per inch)
1.2-inch Circular super AMOLED display with 360x360p resolution
  • Pixel density 302 ppi
OS 1.0GHz dual-core processor 1.0GHz dual-core processor
Processor Tizen based wearable platform Tizen based wearable platform
RAM 512MB 512MB
Storage Capacity 4GB 4GB
Battery 250 mAh (Li-ion) with up 2-3 days of charge (under mixed usage)
  • Wireless charging ability
300 mAh (Li-ion) with up 2 days of charge (under mixed usage)
  • Wireless charging ability
Network ------------- 3G
Communications Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, - Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, - Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
Add-ons Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC, Heart-rate monitor, IP68 Dust-and-Water resistant certifications, exclusive Gear apps, S Voice, Voice Memo, find my device, power saving mode, safety assistance, privacy lock, Health & Fitness apps include S Health, Nike+Running Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC, Heart-rate monitor, IP68 Dust-and-Water resistant certifications, exclusive Gear apps, S Voice, Voice Memo, find my device, power saving mode, safety assistance, privacy lock, Health & Fitness apps include S Health, Nike+Running
Dimensions Gear S2 : 42.3x49.8x11.4mm
Gear S2 classic : 39.9x43.6x11.4mm
44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4 mm
Weight
  • Gear S2 : 47 g
  • Gear S2 classic : 42 g
51g
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