Samsung Gear S3 Classic confirmed by trademark registration
Samsung has filed to register the Gear S3 Classic trademark in its home country of South Korea, essentially confirming that a classical-looking version of the upcoming Samsung Gear S3 is in the works.
The Samsung Gear S2, one of the hottest smartwatches currently available on the market, comes in two design flavours. First, there’s the standard version of the watch, which adopts a sporty modern smartwatch look. Second, there’s the Gear S2 Classic, a redesigned version that mimics the looks of a classic analog timepiece.
In the light of this recent discovery, we’re inclined to believe that, unless Samsung has filed to register a trademark that it’s never going to use (which seems a bit unlikely), the upcoming Gear S3 will get a Classic version as well.
Last week, we heard that the Samsung Gear S3 is expected to land with a range of new sensors that should make the wearable more appealing to outdoor activity enthusiasts. The rotary bezel, which was one of the main highlights of last year’s Gear S2, is expected to make an appearance once again. Since a rotating navigational bezel wouldn't make much sense on a square form factor, chances are good for the Gear S3 series to come with a circular display, just like Samsung’s Gear S2 watches.
The Samsung Gear S3 and the Gear S3 Classic are expected to be unveiled at this year’s edition of the IFA consumer electronics trade show, which will take place between September 2nd and September 7th in Berlin.
What do you guys make of this? Was anyone secretly hoping for Samsung not to discard the ‘Classic’ version with its next-gen smartwatch series?