Samsung Gear S2 release info: manufacturer talks US sales date, pricing

Samsung came to IFA this year ready to show off its round-screened Gear S2 smartwatch. Following the longest stretch without a new Samsung smartwatch in recent memory, expectations for the Gear S2 were high, and to Samsung’s credit, it very much delivered. Impressed as we were with the new wearable, all that remained was to see it go up for sale, and in recent weeks we’ve been keeping up with rumors discussing possible release dates and pricing. Today we pick up some official answers, as Samsung reveals its plans for the start of commercial Gear S2 sales.

The good news is that the smartwatch is going to be even more affordable than what we heard from a carrier source a couple weeks back: the standard Gear S2 will cost just about $300, while the Gear S2 classic will go for more like $350.

There’s no further word about pricing for the cell-enabled Gear S2, with Samsung only noting that it will be out later this fall from various carrier partners, and that we’ll finally pick up price details at the time.

But as for the two WiFi-and-Bluetooth Gear S2 models, US sales get underway this coming Friday, October 2. You’ll be able to pick the smartwatch up at retailers like Best Buy and Macy’s, and online sales will be available through Amazon.

Source: Samsung

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