IFA 2016: Samsung Gear S3 officially announced

Even though the Galaxy Note7 already gone official before IFA 2016, Samsung still has something to announce. The Samsung Gear S3 is the latest smart wearable device from the company.

Samsung Gear S3

For this time, Samsung has two variants of Gear S3 — Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier. Both wearables have almost the same specs, which includes a 1.3-inch 360 x 360 Super AMOLED circular display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, dual-core processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 380mAh battery and IP68 water and dust resistance.

Samsung Gear S3 classic

The Samsung Gear S3 classic is much more heavier than the Gear S3 frontier at 62g (without band). It’s because the device actually supports LTE network instead of Wi-Fi only. Like the S7 edge and Note7, both Gear S3 variants also come with an Always On Display, which always shows the time rather than automatically fading to black, embodying a sophisticated watch face that mimics the look and feel of luxury analog watch.

Samsung Gear S3 frontier

Like its predecessor, both Gear S3 variants also have the rotating bezel, which is now been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm. In addition, by writing on the display, messages will automatically convert to texts. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application.

Users can now also use their smartwatch to make a purchase almost anywhere they can swipe or tap a card with Samsung Pay for Gear S3.

Overall, the Samsung Gear S3 basically is an improvement over its predecessor. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t released any information regarding to its launch date and pricing.