The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch is reportedly gearing up for release in September. This device will be introduced at the IFA 2016 event scheduled in Berlin from September 2 to 7. In the meantime, the predecessor Gear S2 is now available at a heavily discounted price on eBay. E-retailers are clearing up the?existing stocks to make way for the shining new successor.
Past rumors suggested that Samsung might opt for a?radical design change with the Gear S2 successor. Many tech enthusiasts were wondering if the tech giant will change the traditional circular display/dial to square or rectangle.
However, an exclusive report from?Sam Mobile confirms that the Samsung Gear S3 will come with a ?rotary bezel? similar to the predecessor. This means the South Korean tech giant is sticking to the round display.
As the current-generation smartwatch comes powered by Samsung?s own Tizen OS, it?s safe to assume that the Gear S3 will also follow suit.
Moving on to the discount deal, eBay has listed the?Samsung Gear S2 for $192, while the original price of the device is $299. However, interested buyers should note that the sale ends in two days.
Even though this gadget is brand new and it?s in perfect condition, the packaging is apparently unsealed. Nevertheless, the prominent seller ?PJ’s Max Value Designer Shop? has a whopping 99.8 percent positive rating on eBay.
The Samsung Gear S2 variant, tied to the model number ?SM-R720,? supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The case size is 42-mm and the material used is stainless steel. The band is made of elastomer and it is dark gray in color. Samsung has equipped this gadget with 4GB of native storage space.
Furthermore, the Gear S2 is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It also supports a slew of sensors and monitors including the widely-used heart rate monitor. It is worth noting that this device is compatible with?smartphones running Android 4.4 or higher.