Samsung will launch the Gear S3 smartwatch at an event in the upcoming IFA 2016 conference in Berlin, Germany, according to sources. The company has apparently sent invites for the September 1 event. The invite, of course, doesn’t name the smartwatch, but it’s pretty likely going to be Samsung Gear S3.
Last year, Samsung launched the Gear S2 with rotating bezels. As per speculations, Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will go with the basic design of Gear S2’s round shaped and marquee featured rotatable outer design. A ‘Classic’ variant of the device is also rumored but yet to be confirmed. And both will supposedly run on Samsung’s home-grown Tizen OS.
The release date was already known to most after a tech writer from Italy named Antonio Monaco tweeted about two new Samsung devices to be launched on 1st September.
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The Gear S3 will pretty obviously be an upgrade of S2 that features a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 360×360 pixels and a pixel density of 302ppi. The wearables are powered by a dual-core 1GHz and run on Tizen OS. The smartwatches come with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The device is IP68-certified which makes them dust and water resistant. Sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, ambient light, and barometer sensor. The smartwatch pack a 250mAh battery for a typical usage of 2-3 days.
Commenting on the launch, Manu Sharma, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said, “Gear S2 is a sleek and smart wearable that enables users to augment and personalize their mobile experience and lifestyle. The introduction of these new variants with additional apps and watch faces will further add to the style and convenience quotient. Samsung Gear S2 is a true testimony to our commitment to provide breakthrough technology to make lives of our consumers richer.”