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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch detailed

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch detailed

Samsung has revealed details about the forthcoming Gear S2 smartwatch, which it teased alongside its Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 at a special event a fortnight ago.

The new smartwatch features the Korean company’s own Tizen platform, rather than Google’s Android Wear. Sadly that means it won’t be one of the devices working with Google’s new Android Wear for iPhone platform.

However, there are enough smart features to set this watch apart from other wearables.

The round screen, measuring just 1.2–inches across, has a rotating bezel surrounding it that appears to give users control over the device alongside a touchscreen. Samsung is yet to reveal exactly how this will work in practice.

Samsung Pay, the company's equivalent of the Apply Pay contactless payments system, will be supported thanks to NFC inside, while a 1GHz dual-core processor will mean this thing should tick along nicely.

There are set to be a number of Gear S2 variants, including one featuring a 3G SIM for making calls directly from the device.

There’s no news on when the Gear S2 will hit shelves, or how much it will cost, but expect those premium looks to come with a premium price tag.



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