Now, fans of Samsung's latest wearable device finally get a release date. The company just revealed that the Samsung Gear S will be made available for purchase starting November 7th. Roughly a week from now, users will be able to buy it at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless, as well as in any Samsung Experience Shop located in Best Buy stores.
Unlike other smartwatches currently available in the market, the Samsung Gear S has the distinction of having its own SIM card slot. This means that it does not need a paired smartphone in order to receive notifications.
Other wearable devices typically use Bluetooth technology in order to receive alerts. But with the Samsung Gear S, users of the device can make voice calls, send text messages, and even email messages.
Specs-wise, the Samsung Gear S packs plenty. It comes with a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display that features a resolution of 480 by 360 p and is bigger than the South Korean mobile maker's other smartwatch, the Samsung Gear 2.
Processing is capably taken care of with the device's Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8626 processor. Furthermore has 512 megabytes of random access memory (RAM), and can hold 4 gigabytes of internal storage. It also has a 300 mAh battery.
The Samsung Gear S runs on the Tizen operating system. Samsung has stated that more than 1,000 apps are already on queue, ready to work with the smartwatch's OS.
Samsung users will also be happy to know that some of the carriers are already divulging pricing information for the Samsung Gear S. The device will be available at Sprint for $0 down, and monthly payments of $16 for two years.
As for AT&T, the smartwatch can be bought soon for $199 with a two-year contract, plus an extra $10 monthly on a Mobile Share Plan.
At T-Mobile, the Samsung Gear S will be available for $0 down, then 24 monthly payments of $14.58. Verizon Wireless has not released any pricing details yet, but it could be any day now.
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