Samsung Gear S2 To Support iPhones Soon: Should Apple Be Worried?
Samsung Gear S2 To Support iPhones Soon: Should Apple Be Worried?Samsung Mobile Press

Leading smartphone maker Samsung is reportedly planning to bring the flagship Gear S2 series smartwatch to India later this month.

Technology blog Phone Radar, citing sources, has claimed that Samsung will launch the much awaited Gear S2 by January end, but it is not sure whether the company will release just one or all the three -- Gear S2, S2 3G and S2 Classic -- smartwatches. 

For the uninitiated, Gear S2 and S2 Classic houses the same internal hardware such as Samsung's proprietary Tizen OS backed by 1.0GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 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 the 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.

Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR- Comprising 16 full HD cameras with ultra wide lenses, Project Beyond is capable of shooting video footages at one thousand megapixel worth video in a second. The device also features another camera on the top to capture the overhead shots. Project Beyond is capable of streaming it live to any Samsung Gear VR headset, which can be controlled by the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.Samsung

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 such as Galaxy Note 4, Note 5 and S6 Edge+.

As of now, Samsung is yet to comment on the reports circulating in the media. 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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