Samsung teased us with previews of the Gear S2 during its unveiling of the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, and now we are finally learning more details about it. Samsung will offer two different variants of its new Tizen-powered smartwatch. Offering a regular S2 model as well as an S2 Classic variant that will feature an elegant black finish and a genuine leather band for those who prefer a more "timeless watch design".

The Samsung Gear S2 Classic

The S2 will also be available in a 3G variant, which will keep the watch connected to its own network. It will be offered in a dark grey case with a gray band, or silver case with a white band. The S2 Classic will come in a standard black case and black leather band.

Both the S2 and the S2 Classic will feature a 1.2" AMOLED display with 360x360 resolution. They will feature a Dual-core 1GHz Pega-W processor, and come with 512 MB of memory. There is 4GB of internal storage space and a 250 mAh battery which should get the watch 2-3 days before needing a charge that can be done via wireless charging. The S2 3G variant has a slightly bigger 300 mAh battery, but because of its data connection is expected to last slightly less than its non-3G counterparts.

No prices or release dates have yet officially been announced, but we do know that T-Moible, AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular will all carry the Gear S2. Best Buy and other retailers are likely to carry it as well but no announcements at this time.

SPECS:

Category Gear S2 Gear S2 Classic Gear S2 3G
Display 1.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x360 1.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x360 1.2-inch circular AMOLED, 360x360
Processor Dual-core 1GHz Pega-W Dual-core 1GHz Pega-W Dual-core 1GHz MSM8226
Memory 512MB 512MB 512MB
Storage 4GB internal 4GB internal 4GB internal
Battery 250 mAh Li-ion
2-3 days usage
Wireless charging
250 mAh Li-ion
2-3 days usage
Wireless charging
300 mAh Li-ion
2 days usage
Wireless charging
Connectivity 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
OS Tizen based wearable platform Tizen based wearable platform Tizen based wearable platform
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
Dimensions 42.3 x 49.8 x 11.4mm
47g
39.9 x 43.6 x 11.4mm
42g
44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm
51g
Resistance IP68 certified dust and water resistant IP68 certified dust and water resistant IP68 certified dust and water resistant
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
Features Contacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weather Contacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weather Contacts, notifications, messages, email, S Voice, S Health, Nike+ Running, music player, gallery, maps & navigation, weather