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Samsung Gear S2 and S2 Classic to go on sale in USA from October 2 for USD 299 and 349

Samsung Gear S2 and S2 Classic smartwatches running on Tizen-based wearable platform were announced ahead of IFA 2015. Samsung has now revealed that they will go on sale in USA starting tomorrow (October 2), as expected.

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The Samsung Gear S2 and S2 Classic have been priced at US $299.99 and $349.99, respectively in USA. It can be purchased via several retailers that includes Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and Macy’s. According to the company, the 3G variant of the smartwatch with e-SIM support for voice calling will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless by the end of this year. However, the pricing has not been revealed yet.

Samsung Gear S2 and  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 Samsung 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.

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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. Both of them supports wireless charging. The Samsung Gear S2 is available in Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band. The Gear S2 Classic comes in Black case with a Leather band. Samsung is also looking to make the Gear S2 work with iOS.

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