Samsung is releasing gold and platinum variations of its Gear S2 watch

Samsung is releasing gold and platinum versions of its Gear S2 watch

Samsung’s Gear S2 was surprisingly among the best smartwatches we have tried to date. It might run Tizen, however it additionally has an exquisite interface because of the spinning bezel across the watch face. Now, the corporate is classing up the joint a bit with a brand new pair of Gear S2 watches that swap out the usual chrome steel case and elastomer or leather-based bands for a design that is considerably extra upmarket. One is available in 18-karat rose gold with an ivory leather-based band whereas the opposite mannequin encompasses a platinum case with a black leather-based band.

There is no phrase on pricing but, however we’re guessing these fashions might be considerably costlier than the usual mannequin’s $299 worth level. That stated, they will additionally in all probability be cheaper than the astronomical $10,000-plus gold Apple Watch.

Samsung’s additionally releasing some new bands and watch faces for Gear S2 lineup, together with some “premium” bands made by Colombo. New watch faces will embrace paintings from Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Jeremyville and Burton Morris in addition to faces that includes numerous Peanuts characters. When these bands and faces will grow to be out there stays to be seen, however we might get extra particulars from Samsung’s CES 2016 press convention, which has simply gotten underway. We’ll replace this submit with any extra particulars concerning the Gear S2 lineup as they arrive.

Nathan is a senior editor at Engadget and was previously an editor at The Verge. A semi-current San Francisco resident by means of Boston, Nathan covers Google, gaming, apps and providers (particularly music), bizarre web tradition and rather more. He’ll evaluate nearly any odd piece of hardware that comes his method. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys the superior meals SF has to supply and loves taking photographs round northern California.