Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 will be the second installment of Android Wear from Samsung.
The new watch from Samsung is going to be a circular one, Samsung has not announced about the watch but its expected that company will do it sooner, as other developers’ Android Wear rumors are rounding up and the smartwatch war will set to heat up again next week, as the IFA trade show kicks off in Berlin.
There are two new filings from the FCC which suggest the company will offer at least two models: “SM-R720” and “SM-R732”. While the former is said to simply be called the Gear S2, the latter may reportedly launch as the Gear S2 Classic.
The new Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 appears to be running Samsung’s Tizen OS, rather than Google’s Android Wear software. This means it will probably only be compatible with other Samsung devices. Based on the FCC filings, both the watches will require a connection to a phone to operate, so more than likely the differences are in the design and material choices. The “Classic” could be the metal-clad darling that we’ve seen in recent teasers from Samsung, while the standard could be of a cheaper material (plastic?) or perhaps simply sport a more modern look. It’s also possible there could be some additional minor differences in the hardware and software features.The report tells that the bezel that surrounds the display will be the equivalent of the Apple Watch’s rotating crown, which is used to select items on the screen that are too small to accurately tap with your finger.
Its rumored that Galaxy Gear S2 will have a nano-SIM port for a data connection, as well as making calls separately from your smartphone. You can make calls with the Apple Watch, but it needs to be connected to an iPhone via Bluetooth to do so.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is compared to the Apple Watch’s rectangular design and its pretty significant.