Samsung first announced its latest smartwatch, the Gear S3 at IFA 2016 in Berlin, and it happens to come in two variants, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier. The company released both variants for sale not too long ago in its home country of South Korea, on November 21st, and both devices have since been released in other markets around the globe. Today, the firm has announced that the Gear S3 has been well received in South Korea, with more than 25,000 units sold since its release in the country ten days ago.
However, the company did not state which Gear S3 variant is more popular in South Korea, but the firm did mention that more men are opting to purchase the Gear S3 than women. An official from Samsung said that this is most likely due to the fact that the design of the Gear S3 is similar to that of a conventional watch. The Gear S3 has also proven to be a hit in other markets, such as in the UK, where pre-orders for both Gear S3 variants were snapped up within a matter of days.
As far as the specs of the Gear S3 go, the smartwatch comes with a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED display, protected by Corning’s new Gorilla Glass SR+. The Gear S3 Classic is 12.9 mm thick with a streamlined design, while the Gear S3 Frontier shares a similar 12.9 mm thick casing, but it appears to be a little more edgy and sporty looking. Both come with IP68 water and dust-resistance, an optical heart rate sensor, 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM, as well as Samsung’s own Tizen 2.3.2 OS. A dual-core CPU clocked at 1.0GHz keeps everything ticking along, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, as well as GPS are included. The Gear S3 also comes packed with a 380mAh battery, which Samsung says can offer up to three-to-four days of battery life on a single charge. The latest offering from Samsung also supports wireless charging. It should also be noted that the Gear S3 Frontier supports 4G LTE while the Gear S3 Classic doesn’t and needs to have a Wi-Fi connection, other than that, both variants are essentially the same.