Samsung Unveils Gear S3 Smartwatch
- Thursday, September 1st, 2016
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Samsung has unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Gear S3.
The S3 comes in two designs: Frontier, which promises a rugged outdoor look, and Classic, which aims for the elegance of a traditional wristwatch. In both versions, the watch is slightly bigger than its predecessor: a 46mm casing and 1.3″ display, compared to 44m and 1.2″ for the S2.
The S3 utilises that extra space to add a built-in speaker and GPS functionality, and the Frontier model boasts 3G/LTE connectivity. Both watches have 4GB internal memory, 768MB RAM and a 1.0GHz dual core processor. Like its predecessor, the watch runs on a Tizen-based OS.
The S3 also supports Samsung Pay – not only via NFC, as in previous models, but also via MST, the magnetic stripe technology that is Samsung Pays USP, enabling the watch to be used with swipe-only card terminals.