Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will be announced IFA 2016

What’s new with the Gear S3?


All roads certainly lead to IFA, which will be held from the 2nd to 7th of September in Berlin this year. Among the greatest expectations of this highly noted event, will be the unveiling of the latest Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. According to well-substantiated rumours, this Korean tech giant is at the moment working extra hard to develop a new processor for its smartwatches.

The development of the Tizen operating system necessitated a lot of effort and time investment by Samsung. Additionally, it hopes that it can eventually prove to be a formidable competitor for Android in these matters. At the moment, only the 2nd generation Gear smartwatch, the Gear S2 and the GearFit 2, run on this platform. However, it very apparent that the Korean tech giant is set on releasing much more Tizen-operated devices.

As such, the Gear S3 is definitely scheduled to be one of these. Besides undertaking several hardware upgrades, Samsung has indicated that it will also focus on making improvements to the software integrations of its new smartwatches. This will enable them to present much more notable features than all their predecessors. Let us now take a closer look at some of the most prominent specifications of the Samsung Gear S3.

Samsung Gear S3 specifications


To begin with, this new Samsung smartwatch will come with an Exynos SoC that can achieve maximum speeds of up to 1 GHz. Its RAM capacity is expected to fall in the range of 512 MB to 1 GB. At the same time, the Samsung Gear S3 will have an internal memory capacity of up to 4 GB.

On the other hand, it will feature a circular super AMOLED display whose exact dimensions will be either 1.2” or 1.5”. This screen will boast of a rotating bezel and integrate an always on display’ functionality. As for screen protection, the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will incorporate a corning Gorilla glass 4. Finally, its dust and water resistance is believed to be rated at IP68.

Samsung Gear S3 features


When it comes to the exact features that this smartwatch is to boast of, below are some of the most notable you should expect. The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will come with a file sharing function, GPS, a photo viewer, NFC, wireless charging capability. A smart sleep alarm as well as a message receiving capability. As for the exact kind of sensors this wearable device is expected to boast of, you can expect to see the following.

An accelerometer, a gyro meter, a heart rate monitor, SPO2 along with a barometer. On a parting shot, from well-placed rumours, the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch is expected to be powered by a 400 mAh lithium ion battery. When fully charged you can expect this battery to last for up to a full day, before requiring more charging.

Like earlier noted, Samsung the Korean tech giant is set to release this smartwatch at the IFA event, which will be held in Berlin, Germany, from the 2nd to 7th of September. Additionally, a super-luxury’ limited edition of the Samsung Gear S3 will be unveiled to the public at Basel world, in March of the coming year.

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  1. now after the Samsung gear S3 is announced, i see that you guys were spot on

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