Samsung introduces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches

Even before the MWC has started, Samsung has announced successor to Galaxy Gear smartwatch at Barcelona. The Galaxy Gear was showcased last year in September during IFA and this time, manufacturer has not only announced its successor but also another variant.

Samsung Gear 2 with Orange Color
Samsung Gear 2

As such we may not see any differences between these watches and their previous avatar. But that’s not the case, right from the dropping of Galaxy tag from the name, to the design, minor upgrade in configuration and even the OS in them. Everything has changed!

Technical specifications of Gear 2 smartwatches

Display: 1.63-inch screen with the resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

Processor: 1GHz dual-core processor

RAM: 512MB

Storage: 4GB on-board memory

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, IrLED

OS: Tizen

Apps: Evernote, Path, Glympse, and several others

Battery: 300mAh Li-ion

What’s different between Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo?

Most of the specification are quite similar in both of the smartwatches, however there are a few differences just like Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones do, for example, Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 Neo.

Samsung Gear 2 Neo
Samsung Gear 2 Neo

The Gear 2 gets a 2MP camera that can capture full HD images and HD videos, while there is no camera in the Gear 2 Neo. Also, the camera is now on the watch body, unlike earlier when it was attached on the strap of the watch.

This also results in difference in their size and weight. The Gear 2 weighs 68 grams and Gear 2 Neo is little lighter at 55g. There’s also difference in their colour options. The Gear 2 is available in Charcoal Black, Gold Brown and Wild Orange, whereas the Gear 2 Neo comes in Charcoal Black, Mocha Grey and Wild Orange options.

Pricing and availability details of Gear 2 smartwatches

Samsung hasn’t provided any information about the cost of these devices. However, they will be going on sale by the month of April globally.