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.
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