Samsung recently took the lid off the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches at the IFA 2015 event. However, now, the pricing, release date and operating system compatibility related information about the devices have been disclosed.
The Samsung Gear S2 can reportedly be paired with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or higher. However, the phone should have at least 1.5 GB of RAM configuration. It is worth reminding that, the South Korean tech giant’s past smartwatches were compatible with Samsung devices only. By removing that requirement, Android device owners from various OEMs will now be able to use the Gear S2. The icing on the cake, however, is that the company is looking to make the device compatible with Apple’s iOS devices as well.
According to Sammy Hub, the South Korean tech giant has apparently confirmed the Gear S2 price as 349 euros ($388) in Finland and 2,599 kr ($308) in Denmark. On the other hand, the Gear S2 Classic price has reportedly been set at 399 euros ($444) in Finland and 2,999 kr ($355) in Denmark.
In addition, the Samsung Gear S2 will also be made available as a 3G variant, which apparently comes with an embedded e-SIM, which helps the smartwatch work independently without having to be tethered to a smartphone, Phone Arena reported.
The Gear S2 reportedly comes with a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, packed with 360 x 360 pixels resolution. This translates to a pixel density of a cool 302 ppi. Under the hood, the device comes powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and backed by 512 MB of RAM. On the software end, Samsung has opted to try its own Tizen OS,0 instead of Google’s Android Wear.
When it comes to memory specification, the Samsung Gear S2 comes equipped with 4 GB of in-built storage space. The device also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. To top it off, the watch is IP68 certified and the housed battery unit will reportedly be able to offer two to three days of battery life.