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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch rumored to include nano SIM card

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch rumored to include nano SIM card
We've already seen Samsung tease the upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, which is expected to be unveiled September 3rd in Berlin, the day before the IFA show is set to kick off. We already know that the timepiece will feature a round display, and comes with a metal build. Rotating the bezel will allow users to navigate the UI.

According to a report out of Italy that was published today, the Gear S2 will come with a nano SIM slot allowing the device to connect to a cellular network. This means that users of the watch will be able to make/take calls from their wrist, open apps and browse the web without having to pair with a smartphone. The intelligent time piece will also feature Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Samsung Gear S offers the same functionality, and also has a SIM card slot and Wi-Fi connectivity. While both run on Tizen, and are expected to be priced in a similar range (one rumor has the Gear S2 wearing a price tag equivalent to $462 USD), you would not say that the two look anything alike. The Gear S has a curved rectangular screen in contrast to the rounded design of the sequel.

Before you know it, September 3rd will be here and Samsung will clue us in to all of the specs, pricing and availability of its second stand-alone smartwatch. Stay tuned!

Thanks for the tip!

source: HDBlog.it (translated)

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posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:38 2

1. YourKnowledge (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


At that price tag? No thank you!

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:43 7

2. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


1. rumour
2.You haven't even seen it yet

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:50

4. YourKnowledge (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


So if i see it i'll buy it?

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 13:04 3

7. Clars123 (Posts: 797; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


perhaps....wait and see

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 13:50

9. YourKnowledge (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


I'll probably never buy a smartwatch from any company (yet) because they are useless devices at this point for me since they do so little for so much money and last under 24hrs. Even if they lasted a week i wouldn't buy one. So even if i see it when it comes out, it is just going to be same as the rest of them only with better internal whatever hardware.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 17:32 2

15. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, you are joking right the Samsung gears watchers with Samsung own OS have always lasted for days 2 to 3 days, so hm try again

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 21:36

18. YourKnowledge (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


No, i'm not joking lol. And i said that even if they lasted a week i wouldn't purchase one. Plus, that's not like OMG the battery is bad, no... they're just useless today.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:56

6. willard12 (Posts: 1725; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


3. The pricing in the US is never a simple conversion of the exchange rate.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:47 3

3. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Most likely 299 for Wifi, 349 for Cellular.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 12:50

5. nepalisherpa (Posts: 215; Member since: 17 Jul 2015)


...is bad! (see what I did here?)

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 13:30

8. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


That's an EU price with lte so it will be the same type of price as the gear s 3g when it comes out,mothers also going to be more than 1 ver

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 13:51

10. B-power (Posts: 250; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Damn, that's expensive! no thank you.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 14:32

11. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


That's why I have been skiping on Samsung for a couple of years. They want way too much for their phone and watches

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 15:40 2

12. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


In a market that is highly saturated like this with 1000 business making competing products, companies that have low priced phones and rely on volume are inevitably going to fail.

Eventually companies like Meizu, Xiaomi and Huawei (who has already started doing so) will havrle to raise their prices if they want to survive in the long run. It's the reason that HTC is switching gears to high-end phones with higher price tags, because trying to make a comeback by relying on volume isn't going to work. Very few companies can do that and the ones that can almost without fail are either selling their phones at cost, taking a loss, or are cutting corners with their labor practices.

Besides that, one of the differences is that Samsung spends more on R&D then nearly every other tech company on earth. At least more than every phone manufacturer.

Then again, for the average person a phone like the 2015 moto G would be more than good enough for virtually every need they have. Times have changed, the industry isn't what it was two or three years ago. Strange times.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 15:52 1

13. DRS1977 (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 May 2015)


What does this have to do with the Gear S2?!?!

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 15:54

14. epic_ninja420 (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


Runs Tizen= DOA. Dont care how cool it looks or if it has a rotating bezel.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 17:34 3

16. j2001m (Posts: 2979; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, get back to me when the other OS can do 2 or 3 days battery on there old hardware, oh dear they can not

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 18:25 1

17. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am hoping it has a leather strap version to go with my business attire.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 10:35

19. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


So know is not about buying a smart watch is about
having another contract. Im i right or wrong?

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 16:57

20. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Still loving my Gear S, and STILL getting compliments after all these months, good going Samsung... Looking forwards to see how the Gear S2 looks on my wrist also, since it's coming in a "circular" design.

As far as the Gear S and S2 running on Tizen ain't a problem, it's compatible with Android phones. And Apps for Smartwatches are NEW to all the OEM's, and are limited... O.o

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