Looks like Samsung have already announced the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smarwatches at the Mobile World Congress, which began in Barcelona today.
Both the devices will run on Tizen Operating System, instead of Android, and will not carry the Galaxy brand name.
The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will feature a – 1.63” Super AMOLED Display supporting a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, and will be powered by a 1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor. The only difference is that the Neo will not have a camera, yes the Gear 2 does have one.
Both smartwatches also come with Changeable Straps, with the following color options
- Gear 2 : Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange
- Gear 2 Neo : Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange
Here is a list of the full technical specifications of the device:
|1.63” Super AMOLED (320 x 320)|
|Processor||1.0 GHz Dual Core Processor|
|OS||Tizen based wearable platform|
|Battery||Standard Battery, Li-ion 300mAh|
|Camera||Gear 2 : 2.0 Megapixel Auto Focus (1920x1080, 1080x1080, 1280x960) Auto Focus Camera, Sound & Shot, Location Tags, Signature
Gear 2 Neo : N/A
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, IrLED|
|Basic Features||Bluetooth Call, Camera, Notification(SMS, E-mail, Apps), Media Controller, Schedule, Smart Relay, S Voice, Stopwatch, Timer, Weather|
|Fitness Features||Heart Rate sensor, Pedometer, Exercise (Standalone Modes: Running, Walking and Companion Modes: Cycling, Hiking), Sleep & Stress (Downloadable)|
|Other Features||Music Player with Bluetooth® Headset and Speaker, WatchON Remote Controller via IrLED Sensor|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG|
|Video||HD(720p, @30fps) Playback & Recording|
|Dimensions||Gear 2 : 36.9 x 58.4x 10.0 mm, 68g and
Gear 2 Neo : 37.9 x 58.8 x 10.0mm, 55g
Here are the press images of the Gear 2:
This is the Samsung Gear 2
Here are some more pictures of the Gear 2 Neo:
They certainly look like stunning devices, but we are unsure how many users will want to adopt Tizen devices instead of Android.
You can read the full press release here.