Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch has garnered ample attention from across the globe precisely because it flaunts a brilliant design and packs top-of-the-shelf configurations on board. This device comes as three variants namely Gear S2, Gear S2 3G and Gear S2 Classic. Now, a new report citing a credible insider said that the South Korean tech giant is mulling the idea of adding iOS support to the watch.
According to Sam Mobile, the Gear S2 will be compatible with iOS powered Apple devices in the near future. Samsung’s latest watch runs on Tizen OS and it will eventually connect to the Apple iPhones with the help of a “Gear Manager app.”
Even though there is no word on the release date of the app, Samsung will apparently introduce it sooner as the Apple Watch successor is getting ready for launch. It is worth noting that the Gear S2 can connect to all the Android smartphones and not just the Samsung handsets.
Meanwhile, Phone Arena said a recent survey pointed out that 41 percent of disgruntled first-generation Apple Watch owners would not mind giving it one more chance and purchase the successor. This point alone emphasizes the need for the "Gear Manager app for iOS" to connect Gear S2 to the iPhones. In any case, Samsung has not officially confirmed this report yet.
As far as the specifications go, the Gear S2 smartwatch features a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display and 360 x 360 pixels resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 302 ppi.
Under the hood, the watch is powered by a dual-core SoC running at 1 GHz. This gadget comes backed by 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of built-in storage space.
The Gear S2 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 and it is IP 68 certified. According to Samsung, the 250 mAh battery cell on board the device can provide two to three days of battery life.
In case readers would like to purchase the Samsung Gear S2, Amazon has it listed for $279. The original price of the smartwatch is 299.99. This means, buyers get 8 percent discount.