Samsung has marketed the Gear S smartwatch as a device which comes with a SIM slot so you can make calls, connect to 3G networks, and more.
In a surprising move, the Korean company has launched the WiFi variant of the Samsung Gear S in Japan for ¥38,880 ($330). The WiFi only variant is available from AU, a carrier in Japan.
Currently, the Samsung Gear S is also available from NTT DoCoMo in the region, but it is selling the cellular variant of the smartwatch. It’s further confirmed by the product page of the smartwatch which doesn’t list SIM ejector as a part of the package, while on NTT DoCoMo, it’s present.
As far as the specifications are concerned, there’s nothing different. It brings a similar set of internal featurings a 2-inch Super AMOLED display boasting a resolution of 360 by 480 pixels, a dual-core 1GHz processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The smartwatch runs Samsung’s own Tizen operating system, and features a 300 mAh battery to make sure it can offer a decent battery time. Furthermore, the smartwatch is IP67 certified making it dust and water-resistant.
At the moment, there’s no word if the WiFi only variant will launch in other countries or not, but we’ll update you if that happens.
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