Samsung Gear 2 Solo stand-alone smartwatch to launch in June or July
Samsung is rumored to be working on a smartwatch with USIM and it is reportedly dubbed as Gear 2 Solo. Speculations regarding the same started pouring in since March when the Korea Herald stated that the South Korean tech firm is all set to release a Gear smartwatch with a SIM card slot letting users to make calls, send messages and browse the web using data. This report claimed that the smartwatch will be launched initially in South Korea via SK Telecom.
According to a latest report by Wall Street Journal based on information from sources familiar with the firm’s plans, the Gear 2 Solo smartwatch is believed to go official in June or July. In contrast to the previous report, the new one claims that the Gear 2 Solo will be launched outside Korea and that Samsung is in talks with main carriers in U.S. and Europe.
In addition, the report also suggests that the Gear 2 Solo will pack a slew of features such as Bluetooth, GPS, heart monitor and camera and that it will be capable of doing everything that can be done by a typical smartphone.
Also, it will be based on Samsung’s Tizen OS instead of the Android platform. The Gear 2 Solo has been spotted on Zauba, who tracks country's import and export, revealing that the device packs a display measuring 1.63-inches.
As of now, there is no details pertaining to the pricing of the Gear 2 Solo, but ongoing reports speculate that the wearable device is likely to be priced around $400. But considering the fact that this standalone smartwatch can do everything that a smartphone does, paying such a hefty price tag should not be an issue.