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Samsung Gear S2 teaser officially released – expect official launch at IFA Berlin

Samsung Gear S2 is finally shown to us in all of its teaser splendor as Samsung releases the teaser video from the Unpacked event. The smartwatch will be officially unveiled at the IFA in Berlin in a couple of weeks, but now we can see for ourselves just what the teaser was all about.

 

Samsung Gear S2

 

 

The video of this Samsung Gear S2 device shows its most preeminent features such as the user interface. We can also see some shots of the watch faces, weather apps and maps and the stopwatch UI. Since it does not all look like stock Android Wear, we can safely assume that the device will have some form of custom Samsung software like Tizen. The device also hints at a built-in heart rate monitor.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwn8qMaNoJk

 

 

The Gear S2 will have apps positioned in a ring of thumbnails and we will also have a rotating bezel. The UI itself seems to be built around the navigational ring. This could very well be one of the contenders for Apple’s smartwatch.

 

The video shows a Samsung Gear S2 with a possibly metallic body and a Super AMOLED panel. Under the chassis you should find something like a 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos 3472 chipset with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The device should support Wi-Fi, call support and 3G.

 

The Gear S2 will be officially released on September 3rd, in Berlin. That’s about all we know about it so far, folks!

 

Source: Youtube

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Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch available for purchase starting November 7

Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch will be available for purchase starting November 7th, and it will be available on all four major US carriers: T Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. Moreover, the device will be available for purchase on Samsung’s store shops at Best Buy locations in the US. The smartwatch will be available in white and black and no official prices were released yet, meaning that carriers will have some freedom in picking their prices. Don’t expect it to be cheap though.

 

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Gear S smartwatch has a built-in cellular radio and a curved OLED 2-inch screen, has a dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU with 4 GB of storage and 512 MB of RAM and runs on a Tizen based platform. It has integrated cellular connectivity which makes it more independent than other such devices and it can notify you without being paired with a phone. If you want, you can even make phone-calls from the watch even if it won’t use the same number as the one found on your smartphone.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji6eoTrjtng

 

Sprint announced it will be selling Gear S for $384, whereas T Mobile will retail the device at $349.92 at full cost. They are both pushing for monthly financing plans which will allow customers to get the device with $0 paid up front and a full payment done over 24 months. AT&T and Verizon will probably opt for the same plans or sell the device for over $300.

Source: The Verge