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Samsung teases Gear S3 announcement at IFA 2016

The Gear S2 has had a good run as the best all-round smartwatch on the market, and it is now time for a successor. We had already revealed that the Gear S3 will make an official appearance at IFA and Samsung has now sent out invites for the upcoming watch’s announcement, set to take place on September 1 (a day before IFA officially kicks off). The invite doesn’t mention a watch, but the clock hands are a dead giveaway.

The Gear S3 will keep the round design and the rotary bezel of its predecessor, but this time, Samsung will apparently be launching three different variants of the watch – a Gear S3 Classic, a Gear S3 Frontier, and a Gear S3 Explorer. Samsung is building in a lot of new features for fitness freaks; the watch will come with an altimeter, a barometer, a speedometer, and an integrated GPS (just like the Gear Fit 2). The watch is codenamed Solis and will hopefully have a bigger screen variant for those who found the Gear S2 to be a tad too small, although we’re guessing Samsung will stick to the original screen size given most of the functionality of the watch can be handled using the bezel ring.

Rumors suggest Samsung will also unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 at IFA. It’s certainly time for a refresh as the Tab S2 was announced in July last year, so we will probably see the Super AMOLED display-toting tablet alongside the Gear S3 next month.

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superjdb22
superjdb22

All the rumors about the Tab S3 are actually about the Snapdragon 652 powered Tab S2 Value Edition 2016 which was at some point thought to be the Tab S3.

There are no FCC leaks, no blurry photos, no renders, nothing, just days before it would be announced?

willy.4
willy.4

I heard that it’ll be called the gear S7 , to coincide with the note 7 and S7 edge…..

sammay69
sammay69

Haha. Good joke dude!

sammorphous
sammorphous

and more apps

sammorphous
sammorphous

Me too want to have a bigger display.

jamesmullen75
jamesmullen75

You mean Gear S3 Explorer… you mentioned Classic twice.

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

That DOES NOT look legit to me.
Look at that simple, bad, and not-a-Samsung-like-design press invitation!! *I can make my 1:1 copy of it with Windows’ PAINT*
Samsung NEVER put “When: …” and I’m not feeling Samsung’s design either.

Who the heck posted that..

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Really hope they make a bigger watch face with the S3 or at least have an option for one. The S2 was jus too small for me.

gadsfan37
gadsfan37

Samsung will apparently be launching three different variants of the watch – a Gear S3 Classic, a Gear S3 Frontier, and a Gear S3 Classic. Umm typo?

jamesmullen75
jamesmullen75

Yeah, he meant S3 Explorer.

mattp9222
mattp9222

Samsung is starting to hit their stride. Rolling out winners in every facet of their tech products.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Please, one square smart watch with 2.5D glass. Circle smart watches are just okay.