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The IFA 2016 announcements continue this week as the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch was revealed today.
Available in outdoor-focused Frontier and more refined Classic variants, the Samsung Gear S3 specs are largely in line with other smartwatches. There’s a dual-core 1.0Ghz Exynos processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and 1.3-inch 360×360 AMOLED screen (with Gorilla Glass).
Additionally, the watch packs IP68 water-resistance, the Tizen-based operating system of prior models and LTE connectivity (in the Frontier version only).
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) August 31, 2016
Samsung also added a few new features to the rotating bezel control, such as accepting/rejecting calls and alarm snoozing.
The Samsung Gear S3 might buck the trend of shitty smartwatch battery life
In a rather interesting note, the Korean firm is touting a four day battery life for the Gear S3, thanks to the 380mAh battery and power-efficient innards. This is a far cry from the likes of the Moto 360 if the company can indeed deliver.
The company also used the opportunity to launch a new BMW Connected app for Tizen-based smartwatches. The app will alert users when it’s time to leave on trips, show fuel levels and help unlock their car.
Samsung Mobile South Africa confirmed a November launch window for the smartwatch.
“The Gear S3 will be available in our market around November, prices have not been confirmed as yet,” a representative told Gearburn in an emailed response to questions.
Like the idea of a Samsung smartwatch? Then you should read Andy’s Gear S2 review.