The two premium versions of the Gear S2 Classic — the 18K Rose Gold and Platinum variant — have been teased in both CES 2016 and more recently the Samsung Southeast Asia Forum, but there has been no word on when they would go on sale. Now, we have a price and availability.
The best part? It’s cheaper than expected.
Both these variants were designed to be premium alternatives to the existing Gear S2 Classic, and to be honest, they did look pretty good.
Spec-wise, it’s exactly the same as the existing Gear S2 Classic with a 1.2″ circular Super AMOLED (360×360) panel that results in a 302ppi pixel density. It’s powered by a dual-core 1.0GHz processor and runs Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS. It has 4GB of internal memory and half a GB of RAM.
It’s also got other goodies like WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and a heartrate sensor.
So, how much does an 18K Rose Gold or Platinum Gear S2 cost? Well, the cheapest Apple Watch Edition 18K Rose Gold costs RM47,000, so that should give you a rough estimate of how much the Gear S2 Classic would cost right?
The Gear S2 Classic 18K Rose Gold and Platinum costs RM1,899, only RM300 more than the original Gear S2 Classic. Plus if you purchase it during the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day festivities, Samsung will throw in two watch bands worth RM398 — brown and grey — for free. This deal is on a first come first served basis though.
If you’re interested, these watches will be available now in all 13 participating Samsung Brand Stores nationwide. For more info, head on down to Samsung Malaysia’s website.