At the IFA 2015 event, Samsung introduced the Gear S2 smartwatch with top-shelf configurations on board. Among the available wearable gears, the Gear S2 is significant mainly because the 3G variant can work independently without the need to tether it to a compatible Android smartphone. While the price and release date pertaining to Korea were leaked earlier this month, the U.S.-specific details are out now.
Speaking of Samsung Gear S2 release date, according to credible inside sources picked up by Phone Arena, the device will hit the stores on Oct. 2 in the U.S. The Gear S2 Classic will also be released alongside the regular version. However, the Gear S2 3G will make its debut toward the end of this year.
The report also says that the Gear S2 3G version will be made available only in limited quantities. The device will not be released anywhere else, besides the U.S. and Korea. However, there is no information available to ascertain if the gadget will be limited based on carrier constraints.
Speaking of Europe, there is a possibility that interested buyers can import the 3G model from the U.S. or Korea. Technically, the 3G variant uses an e-SIM. By importing the wearable, European customers can buy an e-SIM and use it like any other device. But then, Phone Arena says, Samsung executives apparently acknowledged that e-SIM support is not far-flung in Europe. This could also be one of the main reasons for the limited availability.
Moving on to the Samsung Gear S2 price, Pocket Now says, the standard device will set the buyers back by $350. The 3G model will be available for $400. The Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be priced at $400. Nonetheless, readers should note that Samsung has not confirmed the Gear S2 price so far.