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.
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.
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.