Samsung Gear S goes official with call functionality
Samsung, just like LG, has unveiled a new smartwatch just before the 2014 IFA scheduled to run from the 3rd of next month. Dubbed the Samsung Gear S (Solo), the wearable will be showcased at the IFA.
But much unlike LG’s round G Watch R, Samsung’s Gear S has a square face with rounded corners. The watch has 2G and 3G support, though how this became possible is still stretchy as Samsung didn’t make mention of a SIM slot.
Update: There’s a nano SIM slot under the main frame of the watch.
The Samsung Gear S has a (flexible) curved Super AMOLED display with 480 x 360 pixels depth. The screen measures 2 inches in physical size.
Powering the device is a 1GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB RAM, and there’s 4GB of storage on board. A bunch of connectivities — Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, and USB 2.0 — are also present. There’s also a heart rate monitor, barometer, light sensor and a feature that can measure the amount of Ultraviolet radiation.
The Gear S has a sealed 180mAh power cell and it’s body, measuring 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm, is dust and water proof with certification.
The watch will make calls and play music with the help of it’s Bluetooth headphone accessory called the Samsung Gear Circle.
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