Samsung India has launched the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches in India today. These Gear S2 smartwatches which were officially introduced back in September last year runs on their in-house Tizen OS.Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the devices.
Samsung Gear S2 / Gear S2 Classic Specifications
The Samsung Gear S2 features a 1.2-inch (360 x 360 pixels) Circular Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 302 ppi. The Gear S2 and S2 Classic are powered by a dual-core Exynos 3250 processor. It has 512 MB of RAM and comes with 4 GB of internal memory which is not expandable via microSD card. It runs on Tizen based wearable platform that is developed by Samsung.
These smartwatches come with Home and Back buttons to access notifications and apps easily. They also have a rotating bezel. In case of Gear S2, it comes with a silicone band that looks modern and gives a minimal look whereas the Gear S2 Classic comes with a genuine leather band, which compliments it with a Black finish to give it a more premium look. The company has also partnered with others to offer many watch faces and third-party watch bands.
All the variants of the Gear S2 smartwatch has IP67 certification which makes them dust and water-resistant. On the connectivity front, they come with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC for mobile payments. These smartwatches also come with loads of sensors including – Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate monitor, Ambient Light and Barometer. The Gear S2 and Classic packs in a 250 mAh Li-ion battery under the hood that also supports wireless charging.
The Samsung Gear S2 is available in Dark Grey color with Silver case and sporty band and has been priced at Rs 24,300 whereas the Gear S2 Classic is available in Black case with leather band and will cost Rs 25,800 in India. These smartphones go on sale in the country starting from today via Samsung retail channels and Flipkart (online exclusive). The company will also offer several bands separately.
On this occasion, Mr Manu Sharma, Director, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics India said,
“Samsung has been at the forefront of wearable technology with the introduction of an innovative and progressive Gear product portfolio in India. Samsung Gear S2 is a true testimony to our commitment to provide breakthrough technology to make lives of our consumers better. Armed with cutting edge features such as a paradigm defining Circular UI, connectivity solutions and fitness solutions, the Samsung Gear S2 seamlessly blends mobility with convenience. The wearable, with its sleek circular design and an array of accessorisation options is sure to become the preferred choice of our discerning customers. With the Gear S2, Samsung is setting brave new standards in the wearables category in India.”
The Gear S2 has been developed further in partnership with Samsung’s R&D Center, Samsung Research Institute (Bangalore) as well as Indian third-party partners to cater to the specific needs of Indian consumers.