At the Galaxy Note 5 launch event in July last year, Samsung Electronics had teased the Gear S2 smartwatch, but the device was eventually unveiled by the company on the last day of August during IFA in Berlin, Germany. As it turned out, Samsung introduced not just one, but as many as three different versions of the Gear S2, namely, the Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic and Gear S2 3G. While the first two variants come with only Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Gear S2 3G comes with cellular connectivity, as is evident from the name. At least some of the variants of the smartwatch now seem to be heading to India, if reports in the country’s mainstream national media are to be believed.
That’s because Samsung has reportedly send out invites for a press event scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 21st, at an upscale hotel in Gurgaon, Haryana, which happens to be a suburb of the national capital, New Delhi. While the invite doesn’t specifically mention the Gear S2, the picture on the invite speaks a thousand words. The media is also reporting that the company is expected to launch its $100 VR headset, the Gear VR, at the same event, but the official invite does not seem to include any clues on the front. Earlier reports had indicated that the South Korean company may bring the Gear S2 as well as the Gear VR to the country sooner rather than later, and the latest developments now seem to confirm that for the most part.
Taking a quick look at the Gear S2 range of smartwatches from Samsung, the device comes in three avatars, as mentioned already. All the variants come with circular Super AMOLED displays that measure 1.2-inch in diameter, resulting in a pixel density of 302 dpi. The Gear S2 of course, is Samsung’s very first smartwatch with a circular display, and while the 3G version is powered by the Snapdragon 400 SoC from Qualcomm, the other two come with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 3250 under the hood. All variants, however, come with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage, and feature rotating bezels along with a number of sensors including an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a heart rate monitor, an ambient light sensor and a barometer.