US pricing for Samsung Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold and Platinum editions finally revealed
It was certainly weird of Samsung to announce the commercial launch of the Gear S2 Classic “New Edition” in China, and its approaching global expansion without giving away anything on the retail cost front.
But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the fashionable Tizen timepiece will be priced in the Apple Watch Edition’s ballpark when plated with 18K rose gold or platinum. You’ll merely be asked to pay 100 bucks more than the MSRP of the standard Gear S2 Classic, and $50 north of the 42mm “iWatch” Sport.
That’s right, $450 is how much Amazon charges stateside, though the retailer can only promise to ship your swanky Android-compatible wearable “within 1 to 2 months.” Want to receive it earlier? You could take a chance, and maybe wait for Samsung or Best Buy to kick off sales, but there are no guarantees Amazon’s delivery times won’t slip further.
Besides, what if this is a special, introductory price, and the smartphone industry-leading manufacturer plans to ask $500 or so for its part? The risks are thus too high to wait it out, and the upscale smartwatches too good-looking to turn down.
The Samsung Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold US edition is paired with an ivory leather strap, while the Platinum version comes doubled by a black leather band. Under the hood, they’re obviously identical to one another, as well as the Gear S2 and S2 Classic lacking precious metal finishes, with 512MB RAM, 4GB storage space, strong processors and large batteries… by early 2016 wearable standards.