Consumer Electronic behemoth Samsung, while attending the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin)2015, Germany, has reportedly released the price details of Gear S2 series.
The new Samsung smartwatch series was unveiled on 1 September and comes in three variants – one original Gear S2, S2 Classic and S2 3G with dedicated SIM slot for standalone communication purpose.
Now it has been learnt that the Gear S2 would cost €349 (around $390/₹25,810), whereas the Classic model will set you back by € 399 (around $444/₹ 29,510), reported Sammy Hub.
Both the models are said to hit stores in Finland and Denmark in October, but there is no word on the Gear S2 3G model's price and release details.
Samsung has also revealed that the new Gear S2 smartwatch series will be compatible with Android devices with 1.5GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat or later OS version. [Check the smartphone list below]
For the uninitiated, Gear S2 and S2 Classic house 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, which can power the device for two to three days under mixed usage.
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 leather band.
On the other hand, Gear S2 3G too houses almost 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 and Wi-Fi based connectivity features.
List of Non-Samsung Android Devices compatible with Samsung Gear S2 series:
|HTC||One (M7), M8, M9, Desire 826W|
|Motorola||Droid Turbo, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, Moto X, Nexus 6|
|Sony||Xperia Z3, Z2|
|LG||G Flex, Optimus G, Optimus G2, Optimus G3, LG G4, G Vista, Nexus 5|
|Lenovo||Vide Shot, X2 Pro|
|Xiaomi||Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note|
|Huawei||Honor 4X, Honor 6, P8 & Ascend Mate 7|
|Asus||Zenfone 2 (with 4G RAM)|
|ZTE (Nubia)||Nubia N9|
[More details, HERE]
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|
||44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4 mm|