gear s2 classic

Since its launch last year, the Gear S2 has gained new features, watchfaces, and hardware variants. Beginning next month, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will sell a 3G/4G cellular version of the Samsung Gear S2 Classic.

Users will be able to send/receive SMS and see other notifications without the need of a smartphone. The Classic version has a metal body and leather strap and is sold at a $50 premium over the plastic and rubber Gear S2. The carriers have yet to announce pricing for the smartwatch, but expect it be sold with a two-year contract. The 4G speed cited by Samsung is not LTE, but rather just HSPA+.

The 300mAh battery is 50mAh larger than the one the S2 and is rated for 2-3 days of usage. Fortunately, Tizen is a low-power wearable operating system. Other specs include a 1.2-inch circular super AMOLED display with 302PPI, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. At CES, Samsung announced that the device would get Samsung Pay support and iOS comparability later this year.

The three carriers will begin selling the Gear S2 Classic on March 11.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Abner Li

Editor-in-chief. Interested in the minutiae of Google and Alphabet. Tips/talk: abner@9to5g.com