Samsung took the wraps off its latest Gear S2 smartwatch at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Samsung’s Apple Watch competitor looks beautiful and more importantly is compatible with all Android smartphones running on Android 4.4 KitKat and above. We spent some time with the smartphone at the event, and here are our hands-on photos. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active4 leaked renders show fresh design, flatter display
The smartwatch essentially comes in two variants — Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic. The two variants are distinguished on the basis of their design. The Gear S2, Samsung says, is ‘ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design’. The Gear S2 classic, on the other hand, is for users ‘who prefer a more timeless watch design’. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S22 could get 50MP main rear camera sensor, not 108MP
Samsung Gear S2 specifications: It flaunts a 1.2-inch circular display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels, which translates into a pixel density of 302ppi, and is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Also on offer is 4GB internal memory. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A22 5G India launch nearing as support page goes live
The smartwatch also features a 250mAh battery that the company claims is good enough for 2-3 days of usage. There is also a 3G-enabled variant, which features a 300mAh battery, which is good enough for two days of usage.
Connectivity options include NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1. It is also sturdy enough for the outdoors with IP68 certified dust and water resistance. The one thing that differentiates it from the other smartwatches in the market is that it runs on Samsung’s Tizen OS. Unlike the older Samsung smartwatches, the Gear S2 is compatible with other Android smartphones as well.
Photos Rajat Agrawal