Samsung Gear S2 line to ship next month, will support any phone running Android 4.4 and higher

Samsung Gear S2 line to ship next month, will support any phone running Android 4.4 and higher
The other day, we told you how the Samsung Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic smartwatches had been unveiled by Samsung. A 3G version of the Samsung Gear S2 will allow users to activate the embedded e-SIM so that the timepiece can work independently without requiring it to be paired to a smartphone. The watches all feature a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 360 x 360 resolution. That works out to a 302ppi pixel density. A dual-core 1GHz CPU drives the device, which has 512MB of RAM inside, and 4GB of native storage. Offering Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, the Gear S2 line is IP68 certified, and goes two to three days between charges. All three models are running on Tizen.

Some more information about Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch line has now surfaced following today's event, which revealed much more information about them. The watches can all be paired with any handset running Android 4.4 or higher, sporting at least 1.5GB of RAM. In the past, Samsung required that its smartwatches be paired using one of its phones only. By eliminating this requirement, Samsung now has a much larger number of potential customers. And that number could grow even higher. A Samsung spokesman reportedly said that the company is looking at adding iOS support to the Gear S2 line.

We also now have some idea of when the timepieces will ship. Samsung says that the new Gear S2 watches will be delivered sometime next month. Pricing, though, remains unknown.

While you're waiting to pre-order your Samsung Gear S2, check out our hands-on by clicking on this link!

source: Phonescoop, Digital Spy

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9 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Ill try this out. I only use my watch for fitness and notifications anyways.

2. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Only stand alone smartwatches , like Gear Classic 3G make some sense. Everything else is Wall Street's BS "category" Every nice, cheap (way under $99) band can do better. Not to mention ebay.

3. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The Sim card doesnt get popped in, its embedded into the device, a so called e-sim.

4. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

why are phone articles so godawful. did this reporter even WATCH the event? they literally cried its using e-sim

5. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

It's good that Samsung opened up its smartwatch to ALL Android OEM's... Apple has dominated the smartphone market, but they won't be able to stop Samsung Watches from being iOS compatible. I'm NOT a FAN of Sammy but believe in equality. O.o

6. Carlitos

Posts: 649; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

With about 15% global market share, Apple is far from dominating the smartphone market

7. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Im not sure but i think apple dominates flagship category of smartphones

8. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Smartphones are not limited to flagships..

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How? Apple doesnt make a flagship device. In order to have a Flagship, you must make other devices in the same category that have to be lesser. Apple makes a single iPhone per year no matter the size. Samsung for example makes more than one Galaxy device. The S is at the top of all of them making it a flagship. The Galaxy Note is not a flagship, unless Samsung renames it the Galaxy S Note. The Note is a fancier S which usually has better specs and of course S-Pen features. This year the Note is more like an S with the Pen. Based on specs Apple sells a mid-ranged phone.

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