Samsung Gear S2 and Gear VR debut on Indian store shelves

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After a (way too) long waiting period, Samsung has finally decided to spread the wearable love to the all-important Indian market, which also only got the Apple Watch back in November.

The Tizen-powered Gear S2 is obviously not as affordable in India as it’s recently become on American and British shores, but it’s considerably cheaper than the entry-level “iWatch” configuration, and that may go a long way in securing it a regional mainstream audience.

Even the stylish Samsung Gear S2 Classic is priced lower than an Apple Watch Sport, at Rs 25,800, compared to around 31,000 rupees. Meanwhile, the plastic strapped, standard version costs Rs 24,300, or $360, through the Korean device manufacturer’s local physical stores and, soon enough, Flipkart online.

Better yet, the swanky Rose Gold and Platinum Gear S2 Classic editions will go on sale in India before long at unrevealed prices, and sooner or later, Sammy must bring iPhone compatibility to its currently Android-limited smartwatches.

As far as the Gear VR consumer variant is concerned, that one’s a little costlier in India than stateside too, at Rs 8,200, or $120. The virtual reality headset is coated in white, will be available exclusively from Flipkart on the web, and works with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Edge+, and Note 5.

Source: SamMobile

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