Should Apple tremble in fear before Samsung's new smartwatch?
Samsung came up with a new smartwatch. They named it Samsung Gear S2 and gave it a minimalistic design with a durable stainless steel body. The product is the result of a years-long innovation process: the frame comes with two buttons (home and back) and a rotating bezel, giving the wearer easier access to notifications and apps, neatly adjusted to fit the circular display.
The watch will be available in three different versions with slightly various dimensions – the regular model, the Classic model and the bulkiest of them all, the 3G model. The regular Gear S2 will be available in a dark gray case with a dark gray band and silver case with a white band, while the Classic will come with a black case and a real leather band. All three models will be water and dust resistant.
We already know that Samusng's new smartwatch runs Tizen and comes with 4GB of storage and 512Mb of RAM; it's powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor, showing a a 1.2-inch (30.5 mm) 360x360 (392ppi) circular AMOLED display. According to Samsung, the battery will need to be re-charged every two to three days.
The regular and the classic model will use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC connections, while the 3G model will boast with built-in connectivity and the "first-ever e-SIM with voice capability", meaning it will be able to function as an independent, standalone phone as well.
Pricing and release date have not yet been officially announced.