These are the non-Samsung smartphones compatible with the Gear S2 smartwatch

These are the non-Samsung smartphones compatible with the Gear S2 smartwatch
Samsung today announced that its brand new Gear S2 smartwatch would be available to buy starting October, while also revealing that the wearable device is compatible not just with Galaxy smartphones, but also with non-Samsung devices featuring at least 1.5 GB of RAM and running Android 4.4 or later. Does that mean that all Android 4.4 (or later) devices with 1.5 GB of RAM or more will work with the Gear S2? Well, not really.

The Samsung Gear S2 official product page now includes a list of compatible devices, and, while we can see quite many smartphones on it, some popular handsets (like, say, the Motorola Moto G) are missing. However, we must mention that the list is "subject to change", so more devices will likely be added gradually.

Here's the complete list, in alphabetical order (also including the regions where the handsets have been tested with the Gear S2 - this doesn't necessarily mean they won't work in other regions):

  • Asus Zenfone 2 - Europe
  • Google Nexus 5 - Europe, Korea, China
  • Google Nexus 6 - US, China
  • HTC One - Europe
  • HTC One (M8) - US
  • HTC One (M9) - Europe, US
  • HTC 826W - China
  • Huawei Honor 4X - China
  • Huawei Honor 6 - Europe
  • Huawei P8 - Europe, China
  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 - Europe, China
  • Kyocera Duraforce - US
  • Lenovo Vibe Shot - China
  • Lenovo X2 Pro - China
  • LG G Flex - US
  • LG G2 - Europe, US
  • LG G3 - Europe, US, Korea
  • LG G4 - Europe, US, Korea
  • LG G Vista - US
  • LG Optimus G - Korea
  • Motorola DROID Turbo - US
  • Motorola DROID MAXX - Europe
  • Motorola DROID MINI - Europe
  • Motorola Moto X - Europe, Korea
  • Oopp R7 - China
  • Pantech IM-A910S - Korea
  • Sharp Aquos - Europe
  • Sony Xperia Z2 - Europe
  • Sony Xperia Z3 - Europe
  • Vivo X5 Pro - China
  • Xiaomi Mi3 - Europe
  • Xiaomi Mi4 - Europe, Korea, China
  • Xiaomi Note Pro - China
  • ZTE Nubia Z9 - China
  • ZTE V5 - China
As you may know, the Gear S2 isn't an Android Wear smartwatch, instead running Tizen OS. To find out more about the new wearable device and its variants, check out our Samsung Gear S2 hands-on, and our Samsung Gear S2 Classic hands-on.

source: Samsung via Android Central

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