9/1/16

Samsung Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier smartwatches are now official with newer designs and better hardware

Samsung has unveiled its new smartwatch, the Gear S3, today at its pre-IFA 2016 event in Berlin. Similar to last year’s Gear S2, the Gear S3 comes in two variants, the Gear S3 classic and the Gear S3 frontier. These smartwatches feature various improvements over their predecessors including larger displays, better screen protection, beefed up performance, more accurate activity and fitness tracking, and improved battery life among other things.

The Gear S3 features a slightly larger 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×360 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 278ppi. Moreover, the whole display is protected by Corning’s new Gorilla Glass SR+ panel, which was announced yesterday. It is made specifically for wearable devices and smartwatches, providing a tougher, more scratch-resistant and crisper displays.

Samsung states that its new smartwatches also feature a ‘Full Color Always On Display’ mode, allowing 16 million colors to be displayed on the screen (such as a watch face with full colors) even in sleep mode. Samsung’s iconic rotatable bezel around the display for UI navigation is present in the Gear S3 as well along with two physical buttons on the right side of the display.

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