MWC 2016: Samsung to launch new Gear S2 classic 3G with an e-SIM

Samsung will launch a new 3G version of its Gear S2 smartwatch with an e-SIM instead of nano-SIM at Mobile World Congress next week.

The e-SIM in the Gear S2 will ensure that you won't have to constantly change SIM cards in search of the best plans and you will also be able to make calls directly from the smartwatch.

According to Sammobile, the Gear S2 classic 3G will be available to purchase in the United States starting March 11 and its e-SIM will be supported by major carriers like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.

However, there's no news on any major carriers in the UK offering support for the new e-SIM, nor has Samsung announced if the wearable will be released in the UK. As of now, the new variant of the Gear S2 isn't expected to arrive with any new feature apart from the e-SIM.

Launched in September of last year, Samsung's Gear S2 classic features a circular 1.2-inch display with a resolution of 302 ppi, a 512MP RAM, an internal storage of 4GB, a Dual core 1.0 GHz CPU and a 250mAh Li-ion battery.

As per Samsung, the Gear S2 classic, whose e-SIM variant will be announced soon, was "made for those who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant black finish with a matching genuine leather band."

The new e-SIM version of the Gear S2 Classic will perform functions like glance notifications for calendars, e-mails, news and texts along with an option for sending texts and making calls as well. Inbuilt NFC technology will also assist with mobile payments and the device will feature as a pivot of your connected home in the coming days with functionalities like smart car keys, residential room keys, and remote controls.

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