The IFA 2015 event is almost upon as and after plenty of teasing and and a brief mention at it’s Galaxy unpacked event earlier this month we can now officially report that Samsung has announced the Tizen-powered Gear S2 smart watch. Although pricing and the release details weren’t mentioned by Samsung it has revealed that this smartwatch will come in two variants: the regular Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic.  The classic gear S2 is aimed at those individuals and customers that prefer a “more timeless watch design, offering an elegant black finish with a matching genuine leather band”. This will add a lot of premium feel to the new smartwatches being launched by Samsung.

Samsung is also have reported to be working with a lot of third party partners and developers and saying that many applications have been specially optimized for the Gear S2’s round interface and will be available at the time of launch. It sounds like there will be a decent variety of third party applications to go with that rare in-house Tizen operating system, that Samsung tends to use for most of its wearable devices.

Although Samsung has only officially announced the smart watches there hasn’t been any mention of any kind of release date or pricing for the Gear S2 as of yet, but Samsung has said that the regular version of the smartwatch will be available in either a dark grey case with the dark grey band or a silver case with a white band. And as expected Samsung will be showcasing it at their IFA 2015 press conference this week.

Detailed specifications of the Gear S2 are:

  • Display: 1.2 inch circular AMOLED, 360×360
  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz Pega-W
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB onboard
  • Battery: 250mAh, with Wireless charging
  • Connectivity: 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • OS: Tizen based wearable platform.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart rate, Ambient Light, Barometer.
  • IP68 certified water and dust resistance.

For more announcements and updates from IFA 2015 stay tuned here at DroidViews and we will try and provide you with the latest happenings as they happen.

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