Ahead of IFA 2015 trade show, Samsung officially announces its new smartwatch. The Tizen-powered Gear 2 smartwatch comes in two versions, the standard and the Classic, and is ready to fight with Apple Watch, the upcoming Moto 360 2 and other new smartwatches.
Both wearables have the same 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels, powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor, 4 GB of memory, and 512 MB of RAM. As for the sensors, it has an accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, and a barometer, and also support 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and NFC, but lacks one important, the built-in GPS.
The Gear S2 will have a 3G version as well, which comes with a larger 300 mAh battery and is sligthly thicker. The standard Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will have a 250 mAh battery. The difference between those two models is the size. The Classis is 39 mm, while the standard model is 42 mm.
There is no word on pricing yet, but hopefuly we’ll hear more at IFA 2015.