Samsung could bring standalone calling features to its Gear 2 smart-watch
The Korea Herald says that Samsung Electronics and the South Korean Telecom are discussing a new Samsung Gear 2 smart-watch with standalone calling features - that is, phone calls with no pairing to a smartphone. Currently, the Galaxy Gear and the Gear 2 can make calls only while tethered to a Galaxy smartphone. The Gear 2 v2, however, will have a SIM-card (USIM) slot and 3G connectivity. Presumably, the South Korean carrier will lock it to its own network.
A representative of SK Telecom confirmed that the new Gear 2 will be initially released in Korea, but it's possible that it will reach global markets later. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit will be up for sale in the coming weeks.
1. alaw.14 (Posts: 144; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Nice! That was the only problem i had with my gear. Definetly looking foward to the gear 2 and s5.
3. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
TBH I think the GS5 render is horrible with the gray line around the edges of the phone but the actual S5 in real pictures and videos looks decent.
2. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I'll definitely get the brown Gear 2 when it comes out.
5. kanagadeepan (Posts: 685; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
OMG, Sammy you need NOT add all features into every device. Then what, kitchen sink in a smart watch??? In near future we will see smartwatch with 4" display and S-Pen...
Make it operable with all Android devices, even iOS and WP devices and NOT just your Galaxy of plastic remains.
Keep It Simple Silly...
6. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
If you don't like it don't waste your time and troll "silly"...
8. rockers123 (Posts: 45; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)
Don't worry Its not for you nor India. Its for Korea
7. alumoyo (Posts: 216; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
9. JunitoNH (Posts: 931; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
If this happens......you are going to see a lot of _ icks........_ick(s) Tracey, that is, look alike, walking around talking to their wrist.