Samsung has announced its latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3 on the first day of this month. However, the company has not disclosed the availability details of the Gear S3 device. Luckily, some reports are now indicating that the device could reach markets very soon. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S3 might hit the store shelves as early as October.
Samsung has revealed its Gear 3 smartwatch at IFA 2016. The Gear 3 has offered in two versions, Frontier and Classic. Now a report by Ecumenical News has claimed that the much awaited Samsung Gear S3 will also come two variants- Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic.
According to a report, Samsung Gear S3 is expected to be priced at €399 in Europe (roughly Rs 29,700). The new smartwatch will come with features such IP68 water resistance, LTE connectivity, mobile payments, and built-in GPS similar to the new gen smartphones. The company has expanded the Gear collection.
Coming to specifications, the Samsung Gear S3 features a 1.3-inch (360×360 pixels) Super AMOLED display along with the Always-On mode. Under the hood, there is an Exynos7270 dual 1.0GHz processor paired with 768MB of RAM and 4GB on onboard storage. Sensors on the device include barometer, speedometer, GPS, heart rate sensor, and altimeter. The device runs on Tizen OS.
The IP68 certification standard assures that the Gear S3 is a premium budget smartwatch that could work regardless of the weather conditions. The smartwatch features Corning Gorilla Glass SR which is the special glass designed for wearable devices which provide scratch resistance, hardiness, and clear display.
The Gear S3 comes with 4G LTE connectivity which enables the user to use their smartwatch device to make phone calls. Additionally, the device has a built-in speaker on which users can listen to music and activate voice messaging. The device is claimed to last up to four days with its 380mAh battery by Samsung and it also comes with wireless charging feature.
The Gear S3 can be the best selling smartwatch due to the safety features like SOS and location GPS tracking capabilities in case of an emergency. The location tracking function can alert the loved ones of the user about the crisis situation, even if the user doesn’t have his phone in-hand.
The Samsung Gear S3 will face an intense competition with Apple Watch.