At CES 2016, Samsung unveiled two new colours for their popular Gear S2 Classic smartwatch — 18K Rose Gold and Platinum versions. Now, Samsung has brought these two editions of the Gear S2 Classic to the Samsung SEA Forum and we got to take a quick look at them.
According to Samsung, these two versions are supposed to offer users more options to “express their style” — as most things that come in multiple designs usually do — and is set to offer a more premium outlook.
But looks are all they’re offering as under the hood these smartwatches are very much the same as the current Gear S2 Classic.
The Gear S2 Classic in 18K Rose Gold is paired with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band while the Platinum version comes with a Black Genuine Leather Strap.
Besides the new variants, Samsung is also expanding its watch strap and watch face collection, partnering with exclusive designers like Colombo, introducing premium watch straps for the Gear S2 as well as new watch faces including Peanuts characters and artworks from Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Jeremyville and Burton Morris.
Both are expected to be available globally come February this year, but there is no word on its pricing. With an 18 Karat case for the Rose Gold edition, though, we don’t expect this smartwatch to come cheap. In Malaysia, the Gear S2 standard version goes for RM1,399 whereas the Gear S2 Classic is selling at RM1,599.
Want to know more about the Gear S2? Head on over to our full unboxing and hands-on experience here.