Huawei was not the only smartwatch manufacturer to unveil new versions of a current model at CES 2016. As rumours suggested last month, Samsung today announced two new Gear S2 classic models. The first encased in 18K Rose Gold and the second in Platinum.
“In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce one of Samsung’s most progressive wearable devices to date,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “In 2016, we will continue to raise the bar, so that we can deliver products that our customers want most.”
Samsung will also offer a wider range of watch straps and watch face options for the Gear S2 classic. A number of new partners will offer watch faces sporting Peanut characters or artwork for names such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Jeremyville and Burton Morris.
Samsung Gear S2 classic specifications:
- Processor: 1.0GHz dual-core
- Operating system: Samsung Tizen
- Cellular connectivity: None
- Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
- Display: 1.2-inch Super AMOLED (360×360 / 302PPI)
- RAM: 512MB
- Internal storage: 4GB
- External storage: None
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, ambient light, barometer
- Battery: 250mAh
- Dimensions: 39.9 × 43.6 × 11.4 millimeters
- Weight: 42 grams
- Colours: Black, Platinum, Rose Gold
- Other: Wireless charging, dust and water resistant (rated IP68)
After some delays, Samsung Gear S2 users in the U.S. can also look forward to soon having access to Samsung Pay. The mobile payment system will become available for the smartwatch sometime early this year.
Samsung also confirmed that iOS compatibility is coming to the Gear S2 “later this year” but provided few additional details.
The Samsung Gear S2 in Rose Gold will come with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band while the Platinum one will come with a black genuine leather band like the current stainless steel Gear S2 classic model. Both will be available in the U.S. starting next month.
Source : Samsung