Samsung introduced the 3G-capable Gear S2 Classic variant last week. The South Korean tech giant also confirmed that this device will be made available in the U.S. starting March 11. A slew of carriers namely AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon will offer this smartwatch, which comes with an in-built eSIM. Among the carriers, Verizon is the first one to start the preorder window for the gadget.
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G can be purchased from Verizon Wireless starting Tuesday. This device will reportedly set the buyers back by $399, without a contract. The other way is to pay $349 and sign up for a new two-year contract.
In case, readers have already signed up for a service agreement with Verizon, the Gear S2 Classic's connection can be added to it for just $5 per month. The $5 is the price of the service and not the gadget.
The Gear S2 Classic 3G variant shares the same configuration details as the regular version. The only difference is in the 3G connectivity. Therefore, this gadget comes with a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 pixels circular AMOLED display. Under the hood, it is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and backed by 512 MB of RAM.
When it comes to memory specification, this device comes equipped with 4GB of native storage space. Apart from the 3G connectivity, it also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. It houses a good 300 mAh battery unit to keep the lights on. Not to forget the wireless charging capability of this smartwatch.
On the software end, the Gear S2 Classic 3G runs Samsung’s own Tizen OS. This watch is IP 68 rated for dust and water resistance. It supports a bunch of sensors and monitors like accelerometer, heart rate monitor, gyroscope, barometer and ambient light detection, to name a few. It is worth mentioning that this device is compatible with Android 4.4 or higher.