Samsung has introduced yet another smartwatch, the Gear S, which includes the Tizen OS rather than Android Wear. The new Gear S has vast improvements from its predecessor, including a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display boasting a resolution of 360 by 480 pixels. Under the hood, it comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
Interestingly, the new smartwatch will be able to make and receive calls as well, thanks to its 3G connectivity on board, so users will be able to make calls without pairing a smartphone with the watch. But, users can pair it with a smartphone as well for extended functionality. It’s still unclear if the smartwatch can only pair with the Galaxy handsets or another Android handset.
The smartwatch also comes with IP67 certification making it dust and water-resistant, and comes with a 300 mAh battery, which can provide users up to two days of batterylife on a single charge.
The smartwatch is set to hit retail in major global markets in phases through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce websites and via carriers beginning October.