Samsung could bring standalone calling features to its Gear 2 smart-watch

Samsung could bring standalone calling features to its Gear 2 smart-watch

The Korea Herald says that SamsungElectronics and the South Korean Telecom are discussing a new SamsungGear 2 smart-watch with standalone calling features - that is, phone callswith no pairing to a smartphone. Currently, the Galaxy Gear and theGear 2 can make calls only while tethered to a Galaxy smartphone. The Gear 2v2, 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 Telecomconfirmed 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 inthe coming weeks.



source: KoreaHerald via GFor Games

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9 Comments

1. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Nice! That was the only problem i had with my gear. Definetly looking foward to the gear 2 and s5.

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

4. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

especially the electric blue one.

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'll definitely get the brown Gear 2 when it comes out.

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1264; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

If you don't like it don't waste your time and troll "silly"...

8. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Don't worry Its not for you nor India. Its for Korea

7. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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. http://dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2013/09/12/the-smart-watch-has-been-a-holy-grail-long-before

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