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
||1.2-inch Circular super AMOLED display with 360x360p resolution
|OS||1.0GHz dual-core processor||1.0GHz dual-core processor|
|Processor||Tizen based wearable platform||Tizen based wearable platform|
|Battery||250 mAh (Li-ion) with up 2-3 days of charge (under mixed usage)
||300 mAh (Li-ion) with up 2 days of charge (under mixed usage)
|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|