Just a little over a month after it released the new lineup of wearable devices, Samsung today officially announced the Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices ahead of their anticipated launch.
In the US, AT&T will start taking pre-orders of Samsung's latest generation wearable computing devices shortly. The Samsung Gear 2 will cost $299 (about Rs.18,269), while the Gear Fit fitness tracking band will be selling for $199 (about Rs.12,153). If rumors are to be believed, AT&T is expected to ship the devices in early next month.
Even though Samsung has already revealed the pricing of its latest wearable tech, we still have no official release date for any of these Tizen-powered devices. What's more confusing is the missing information provided on the retail price of Samsung Gear 2 Neo. Reportedly, it could be priced somewhere around $199 (about Rs. 12,153).
The original Samsung Galaxy Gear, which was first unveiled at IFA Berlin tech show last year, went on to become a forgettable product. The Galaxy Gear is currently selling upwards of Rs. 14,000 in Indian market.
Samsung Gear 2 - Highlighted Specifications
This year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), Samsung announced its wearable lineup. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo now offer better features over its predecessor. Surprisingly, Samsung chose Tizen OS over Google's Android mobile operating system to power its latest wearable computing devices.
The Samsung Gear 2 incorporates a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. Under the hood, the intelligent is powered by a 1-GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It also features a 2MP camera, which can record 720p HD videos with an ease.
Samsung says the Gear 2 will have better battery life when being compared to the original Galaxy Gear. The Gear 2 smartwatch does come with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, but there is no way to browse the web or make calls independently.
These days everybody is gossiping or spreading rumors about Samsung's third Gear 2 model that could be announced later this year. Yes, you heard it right.
The new Gear 2 model is expected to come with an added Universal Subscriber Identity module (USIM), making the intelligent watch independent of sorts.
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