Following a rather fuzzy leaked image this morning, Samsung has taken the wrapping off their new Gear smartwatches, the Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo. The difference between the two is the lack of a camera on the Neo. What’s more interesting however is that both models have ditched Android and adopted Samsung’s very own Tizen operating system.
According to Samsung, Tizen will offer many improvements to the end-user. The first being that Tizen is much less taxing on the battery, meaning battery life has improved to 2-3 days as opposed to one day on the previous Galaxy Gear. Tizen will also offer an ”enriched application ecosystem” to the user.
Moving to the specs of the watches, both models come with a 1.63 inch touchscreen, 4GB internal storage, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 300mAh battery and 512MB of RAM. The Gear 2 also comes with a 2MP camera with 720p video capability, whilst the Neo lacks a camera.
Samsung have not released any information regarding pricing, but did say that the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be available worldwide starting in April. The Gear 2 will be available in Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange, while the Neo will be available in Mocha Grey, Charcoal Black, and Wild Orange. Samsung also says the watches will be compatible with “more than dozens” of Galaxy devices when released.
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