Samsung teased its upcoming Gear S2 smartwatch back at Galaxy Unpacked 2015 earlier this month. The round smartwatch, formally known as the Gear A and Samsung Orbis, will be formally introduced at an IFA 2015 press event on September 3rd. With the launch imminent, the new smartwatch dropped by the FCC to collect the necessary certifications.
In fact, two models of the Gear S2 have appeared on the FCC website. They are identified as model numbers SM-R720 and SM-R732. Those very same numbers were recently identified as two of three expected variants. They correspond to devices known internally at Samsung as the Orbis S1 and the Orbis Classic. the FCC labels identify them as the Samsung Gear S2 and the Samsung Gear S2 Classic.
As usual when confidentiality requests have been submitted, the filings reveal little about the smartwatches themselves. They do confirm that neither models will come with cellular connectivity but the expected Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi are both there. The FCC label also confirms that both will sport a stainless steel case.
Confirmed specifications include a rotating bezel ring and Tizen 2.3.1. Rumoured specifications include a Samsung Exynos 3472 processor, a resolution of 360 by 360 pixels for the round display, 768 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 250mAh battery and a heart rate monitor.
Missing from the FCC website is the SM-R730. Could this variant come with cellular connectivity? If so, its absence suggests that it may not come to the U.S. or is still undergoing testing.
All should be revealed on September 3rd. Hopefully Samsung will also announce pricing and availability details at the event.
Sources : FCC (SM-R720) // FCC (SM-R732) // G for Games