Samsung officially announces the Gear S2 smartwatch

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After briefly teasing it on stage earlier this month, today Samsung has released more details about its coming Gear S2 smartwatch. Unfortunately, the company is still withholding crucial information like pricing and release date — but those probably aren’t too far off. We’re not even yet positive which phones it works with; if history is any indication, it’ll be limited to Samsung’s more recent devices. In today’s press release, Samsung has revealed that its latest Tizen-powered watch will come in two models: the regular Gear S2 and a Gear S2 classic, which is aimed at consumers who “prefer more timeless watch design.”

Gear S2 Classic features a black finish with a matching leather band, so it’s being positioned to take on high-end…

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