After quite a long day yesterday here in Berlin I finally managed to catch a breath to sit down and go over what was likely the biggest reveal over the course of this year's IFA. Last night Samsung formally presented the Gear S2 to the public and demonstrated what the new smartwatch is all about.
We've already covered the initial paper-launch a few days ago where took a look at the basic specification sheet of the three new smartwatch models. As a reminder, we're talking about 3 SKUs - the Gear S2 BT, Gear S2 3G and the Gear S2 Classic.
Samsung Gear S2 BT
Samsung Gear S2 Classic
Samsung Gear S2 3G
Exynos 3250 (2x Cortex A7 @ 1.0GHz)
512MB RAM, 4GB NAND
1.2" Circular 360x360 SAMOLED (302ppi)
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