The Leading Technology Company Samsung announced new rose gold and platinum variants of its Samsung Gear S2 smart watch and pledged future iOS support for the device at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Gear S2 the latest smart watch from Samsung
Introduced firstly in August, the Gear S2 is Samsung’s newest smart watch and its first with a round display. The Gear S2 was originally available in black or silver with matching leather or rubber bands, but later this year, Samsung will also introduce high-end 18-karat rose gold and platinum plated versions, made from real precious metals much like the Apple Watch Edition.
The Smart Watch Compatibility
At the current time, the Gear S2, which runs Samsung’s Tizen operating system, is compatible only with Samsung smartphones, but that’s set to change. Samsung says that later in the year, it will “bring the Gear S2 to iOS,” allowing it to compete with the Apple Watch on Apple’s own platform. Samsung didn’t share additional details on when iOS compatibility might be implemented.
Other Products announced by Samsung in Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show
Samsung announced several other products at CES, including
- a Surface Pro-style 12-inch Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet that runs Windows 10 and two very thin Notebook 9 ultrabooks.
- The Tab Pro S, which weighs 1.5 pounds, features a 2160 x 1440 Super AMOLED display, an Intel Core M processor, 4GB RAM, and up to 256GB storage.
- Samsung’s Notebook 9 laptops are available in 13.3 and 5-inch sizes, with the smaller of the two weighing in at 1.85 pounds, which is lighter than the Retina MacBook. The larger version weighs 2.84 pounds, and both feature a 1080p display. Max specs for the Notebook 9 laptop includes a Core i7 CPU, 256GB flash storage, and 8GB RAM.
Pricing and release info on Samsung’s NoteBook 9 laptops and the Galaxy Tab Pro S is not yet available.
Samsung at CES 2016 also announced its three new creative lab projects including the new Welt, which is a healthcare belt that can help users manage their waist size, new Rink, which is a hand-motion controller for mobile VR devices, and TipTalk, which is a user experience (UX) that is claimed to enable users’ to hear sounds, transmitted through their own body.