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Samsung Gear S Specs & Price

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Samsung Gear S is more or less like a phone on your wrist. Unlike earlier smartwatches from Samsung the Gear S offers its own SIM slot which makes it a smartphone in its own right, but can still sync with your smartphone like other smartwatches.

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Hardware & Software

What differentiates Samsung Gear S from other smartwatches is that it does not just act as a companion device, but can also work standalone as micro-sized smartphone for when you are out of range of your smartphone. It also offer GPS. You can make and receive calls directly on your Samsung Gear S. It does not have a camera though.

Like other 2014 models of Samsung’s smartwatches the Gear S runs on its home grown Tizen OS. Like the Gear 2 it is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM.

Samsung Gear S has a 2.0-inch Curved Super AMOLED display with 360 x 480 pixels resolution. Swiping to the left of the screen will provide you a glimpse on your notifications, while a swipe to the right will provide a list of the apps that you are using.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Gear S is not yet available in Nigeria, but its global launch begins this September. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Gear S Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N65,000 to N80,000, depending on your location.

Samsung Gear S Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch:

General Features

  • Platform: Tizen OS
  • Processor: 1.0GHz dual-core Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 39.8 x 58.3 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Slot: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes (IP67 certified, can survive for 30 minutes in 1 metre of fresh water)
  • Dustproof: Yes (IP67 certified)
  • Standalone Calls & SMS: Yes
  • Standalone Calls & SMS: Yes

Display & Camera

  • Display: 2.0-inch Super AMOLED Display, 360 x 480 pixels (300ppi)
  • Display Protection:
  • Camera: No

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 4 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 900 / 1800MHz or 850 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz or 850 / 1900MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • UV Sensor: Yes

Other Features

  • Fitness Apps: S Health, Nike+ Running
  • Image Editor: No
  • Video Editor: No
  • Image Viewer: Yes
  • Video Viewer: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 300 mAh Battery

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Gear S Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 17th, 2016

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