Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch available first week of October
To disappoint those who argue against the importance of smartwatches in people’s lives, Samsung proved a major note with the unveiling of the Gear S2 smartwatch: a standalone smartwatch which can perform its duties without the help of a smartphone or any device.
The Samsung Gear S2 isn’t the first smartwatch with call functionality though, a handful of Chinese smartwatches out there come with micro SIM slots and standalone call functionality. However, the Samsung device offers a more mature system and standard-looking finish.
Instead of a physical SIM slot, the Gear S2 comes with an e-SIM — one that does not need to be inserted or swapped. Swapping SIM cards in tiny devices such as smartwatches causes tear and wear and most importantly, increases the bulkiness of the gadget due to the presence of a SIM slot.
An e-SIM is a digital SIM card which is programmed into a device electronically. It beats the physical SIM slotting system (pictured) hands down because of its simplicity and zero bulkiness.
On October 2nd, the Samsung Gear S2 will go on sale. The regular Samsung Gear S2 will be priced $350; the Samsung Gear S2 3G model goes for $400 while the Samsung Gear S2 Classic will set you back $400 as well.
The October 2 release date is for the United States. Other markets are to follow up shortly. Our sources disclosed that the 3G model will be will be exclusively available in the United States and South Korea, Samsung’s home country.
Will you be getting the Gear S2 or do you think smartwatches are not yet fully ripe?
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