Samsung Gear S2
[Representational Image] Samsung to launch Gear S3 ahead of IFA 2016; What we know so far on the 3rd generation smartwatch. In Picture A journalists takes a picture of Samsung's new Gear S2 smartwatch at a event beside the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2015.REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Samsung's long rumoured Gear S3 smartwatch series will finally see the light of the day later this month.

Samsung Mobile (via Twitter) posted a GIF-based Gear series animation teaser with a rounded watch dial. It reads—"Talk about 3". The company also revealed to stream the event live online on Aug. 31 from Germany, just a couple of days ahead of the globally acclaimed consumer electronics fair, IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2016.

Samsung Gear S3: What we know so far

From what we have gathered so far, Samsung's upcoming smartwatch is expected to come in three variants— Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Explorer and Gear S3 Frontier.

All the three are expected to boast Gear S2's popular feature—rotating bezel for navigation and also come integrated with GPS, altimeter, barometer, and speedometer. They are most likely come with IP68 certification.

With IP (Ingress Protection) 68 certification, device is guaranteed to survive five-feet underwater for close to 30 minutes.

Samsung to launch Gear S3 ahead of IFA 2016; What we know so far on the 3rd generation smartwatchSamsung Mobile via Twitter

Other key details such as display size, processor, battery capacity is yet to be ascertained. We believe readers need not have to wait long, as Samsung (and also other smart device makers) has a habit of teasing device features ahead of the launch.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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