Samsung recently launched two new editions of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch in China, and since then, the new additions to Samsung’s latest smartwatch range has also been put up for pre-order on Amazon for US customers. Dubbed the Gear S2 Classic New Edition, the two new models are now available for customers in the UK, seeing as both the Platinum and Rose Gold options are now up for pre-order on UK-based online retailer, MobileFun. The retailer, however, doesn’t say anything about when it will start shipping the devices to customers across the country. Both models come with a list price of $570.99 (£400) each, meaning, their UK selling price will be a little higher the USD equivalent, but that is often the case with tech across the pond.
Coming to the two devices, although Samsung is marketing the Platinum and 18K Rose Gold models of the Gear S2 Classic as ‘New Edition’, both the options actually come with hardware that’s identical when compared to the original Gear S2 Classic that was launched last year at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. Basically, the new versions just add two new color options to the Gear S2 range of smartwatches from the South Korean consumer electronics major. Even the build material for the two new models remain the same, seeing as both are build out of stainless steel, just like the regular Gear S2 models. Earlier reports have indicated that both the new color options are already available for purchase in The Netherlands, where, the Tizen-powered gadgets just received a new firmware update that brought along new watch faces along with an updated user interface for the S Health app.
For the uninitiated, the Gear S2 smartwatch range from Samsung was originally teased at the Galaxy Note 5 launch event in July last year, but was eventually introduced at the IFA trade show in Berlin later in the year, as mentioned already. The range incorporates as many as three different variants, named 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 is the only model in the lineup that comes with cellular connectivity, as is evident from the name.