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Samsung Gear S2, Gear VR to launch in India this month: Report

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Samsung announced its Tizen OS powered Gear S2 smartwatch at the IFA 2015 in September last year, which went on sale in the US and other countries a couple of months later. Now, Samsung seems all set to bring the smartwatch and Gear VR headset to India later this month, PhoneRadar reports. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition render leaks, could replace Galaxy S10 Lite

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One of the USPs of the Gear S2 smartwatch is its circular design and rotating bezel. To jump between the menus, apps and features, users can either use touch gestures or rotate the bezel. Powered by Tizen OS, the Gear S2 comes in two different variants – Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic. While the Gear S2 comes with silicon belt, the classic comes with a more timeless watch design with leather belt. The Gear S2 also has a 3G variant, which comes with a SIM card slot within. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy A50 get August 2020 security update

Samsung Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic specifications: Both the variants are equipped with same hardware, with the only changes in the design. With a 1.2-inch (360 360 pixels) circular display, the smartwatch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal storage.

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Equipped with 250mAh battery, Samsung claims it is good enough to offer battery life of 2-3 days. On the other hand, the 3G variant features 300mAh battery, which is good enough for two days of usage. In terms of connectivity, you get NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.1. The Gear S2 also comes with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a heart-rate monitor and more.

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One thing that differentiates Gear S2 from other smartwatches is the Tizen OS. There are basic apps to notify you of emails, text messages, news, calendar events and fitness related activities. However, users will miss out on the third-party apps that are available on Google s Android Wear OS. The app ecosystem is way behind to what you get on the Apple Watch.

Samsung Gear VR headset: Samsung recently also unveiled the Gear VR headset in the US priced at $99 (approximately Rs 6,500). Powered by Oculus, the headset is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6,Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. It comes with accelerator, proximity and gyro sensors on board and will be available in frost white color. Along with the headset, Oculus also announced new content, for the platform including services such as Twitch, TiVo, Netflix, Lionsgate, Hulu and gaming titles such as Minecraft.

As of now, the pricing and availability details are scarce, but we expect more details to pour in as we get closer to the launch.

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  • Published Date: January 18, 2016 9:50 AM IST

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