Earlier this morning Samsung took the wraps off their Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier, the next generation of their smartwatch line, but during the event they made it specifically clear that they remain committed to the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches, as the Gear S3 lineup simply completes their collection of wearable product offerings. While that might seem kind of non-descriptive, Samsung has now offered up a little bit more detail on what staying committed to the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic means for those that were either considering one as a new smartwatch, or already own one.
Samsung has highlighted that they will continue to sell both models of the Gear S2, which means that consumers will still have the option to buy either the regular model or the Classic depending on which one better suits their personal tastes. In addition to this, Samsung has confirmed that the Gear S2 lineup will continue to receive support through software updates so those who already own one won't have to worry about being left behind when it comes to stability and improvements as well as new features that may arise. What's more is that Samsung isn't just committed to continuing with software updates for both Gear S2 models, but those who own either the Gear S2 or the Gear S2 Classic should expect an update by the end of the year.
The better part of this update is that it will include some of the features that were showcased with the Gear S3, which should be particularly exciting for Gear S2 owners as it gives them another reason to continue using their Gear S2 smartwatches instead of trying to entice them to upgrade to a newer model. It hasn't been explicitly stated, but the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are also likely to be the more affordable option once the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier are launched as Samsung will probably end up shaving off some of the cost, which will be great for those that have yet to purchase a smartwatch. There's no mention about when any price cuts might be made, but a drop in the cost may not be too far off in the future.