Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch to launch in India in January 2017: Report
NEW DELHI: Samsung fans in India, your wait for the company’s latest smartwatch may end soon. According to a report in Sammobile, the South Korean smartphone giant is all set to launch its latest Gear S3 smartwarch in India in January next year. The company unveiled the device in September at IFA 2016 in Berlin. The smartwatch comes in two variants – Frontier and Classic.
According to the report, both the variants of the smartwatch will be launched in India. However, the report didn’t say about the about the device’s India pricing.
In terms of specifications, Samsung Gear S3 features 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED display of 360×360 pixel resolution and 278 ppi pixel density. It comes with rotating bezel along with enhanced new features. The smartwatch also has a full colour ‘Always On’ display with Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ protection, which was officially announced just a few hours ago. Powering the wearable is a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with 768MB of RAM, which is more than the Gear S2’s 512MB of RAM. The internal storage of the smartwatch stays the same – 4GB.
Samsung Gear S3 comes with an IP68 rating that makes it dust and water resistant. The smartwatch also has a heart rate sensor. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and Glonass. Gear S# supports wireless charging and packs 380mAh battery.Read more ↓
Both the variants of Samsung Gear S3 — Frontier and Gear S3 Classic — come with 22mm straps. The only difference between the two devices is that while the Frontier version weighs 62 gram and is 3G/LTE-enabled, the Classic version weighs 57 gram and does not have support for 3G/LTE connectivity.
In terms of design, the Gear S3 Frontier has a rugged outdoor look with what the company terms an ‘enduring’ style, while the Gear S3 Classis sports a ‘minimalistic, elegant design’.