Samsung has officially announced its Tizen-powered smartwatch, the Gear S2. The watch was mentioned briefly at the Samsung Galaxy unpacked this year and now it has been announced officially.
The Samsung Gear S2 is a round smartwatch with Tizen operating system. It comes with a 1.2-inch round display with a resolution of 260×360. There is a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor under the hood. The watch packs a 300mAh battery. The battery is enough for 2-3 days of regular usage. It comes with a NFC chip, so the it will support mobile payments as well.
The watch comes in 2 versions. A regular Gear S2 and a Gear S2 Classic for the people who “prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band.” Samsung is working with developers to provide more third party apps optimized for Gear S2’s round face.
The watch will be available either in a dark grey case with a dark grey band or in a silver case with a white band.
Samsung did not mention the release date and price of Gear S2 yet. Stay tuned to learn more about Gear S2.