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The long awaited release of the fourth generation Gear S3 smartwatch took place earlier today. Samsung unveiled their latest wearable device at the IFA technology show in Berlin.
The new smartwatch comes with a bevy of top-of-the-line features and in two models, Frontier and Classic. Both of these are larger, come with a bigger screen and are more durable than the Gear S2. They have circular faces fitted with a scratch-proof Gorilla Glass SR+ encased, 1.3 inch ‘always-on’ Super AMOLED display and four days of battery life. Ticking inside is a 1 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB storage space. The smartwatch has built-in GPS as well.
Now, let us get down to the differences between the two models. The Frontier model comes in a matte black color design and looks sportier. Most important is the fact that it boasts 4G capabilities. This means it can take calls, send messages, stream music and track your location, all without being connected to a phone. The Classic model on the other hand is a bit more minimalistic with a polished silver color that gives it a refined and elegant appearance. Unlike the Frontier Gear S3, the Classic only comes with Bluetooth connection.
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The Gear S3 runs on the Tizen OS instead of Android, can enable Samsung Pay and is reportedly able to survive roughly 30 minutes in water up to 5ft deep. With customizable bands and watch faces, it seems the gauntlet has been thrown for all the smartwatches coming out this week.
The question on everyone’s mind is whether Apple’s latest creation be able to match up to the Samsung Gear S3?