Today at the CES 2016 Samsung unveiled two new premium variations of the Gear S2 Classic watch line in two precious metals, one encased in 18K Rose Gold and another in Platinum.
“In 2015, we set a new standard with the Gear S2 in smart wearable category. We broke barriers to introduce one of Samsung’s most progressive wearable devices to date,”
said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“In 2016, we will continue to raise the bar, so that we can deliver products that our customers want most.”
After the huge success of the classic Gear S2, Samsung is working with partners to provide more convenience and expanded user capabilities.
Practically, the new models are not much different from the first S2 Classic. However, Samsung takes note of that they will soon be able to utilize Samsung Pay via NFC, which will be available to Gear S2 users early this year starting in the U.S. Yet the two new elegant editions have a couple of additional watch faces outlined only for them.
Meanwhile, the new Gear S2 comes in Rose Gold case with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band and Platinum case with a Black Genuine Leather Band.
Samsung Gear S2 Classic Features
- 2-inch (360×360 pixels) Circular Super AMOLED display, 302 ppi
- 1 GHz Dual-Core Exynos 3250 processor
- 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory
- Tizen based wearable platform
- IP67 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
- 250mAh Li-ion battery
The new special models of the Gear S2 will be available starting February. The company hasn’t disclosed the price yet. However, it’s sensibly clear these new variations will be essentially pricier than the regular Gear S2 Classic, which costs for around $350.