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?

source: Samsung



1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The gear s2 was perfect

2. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Can't wait to see it.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

While I still think the smartwatch is a solution looking for a problem, the Gear S2 is a fantastic example of one, and the classic looks great. It works perfectly.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Gear S is still the Big Dawg!


Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

Just wish it was a little bit bigger .

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Then it would be a smartphone. :-)

7. medwar07

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I like the ones they have now but battery life could be a lot better

8. OleDroid73

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 10, 2016

Needs to be at least a 48 to 52mm case size.

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