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Pick up Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch at every major U.S. carrier this fall

Published Sep 24th, 2014 4:50PM EDT
Samsung Gear S Release Date

Despite the seemingly endless string of releases over the past year, Samsung hasn’t had a great deal of success in the wearable industry. There’s no question that each subsequent release has improved upon its predecessor, but from the original Galaxy Gear to the Android Wear-powered Gear Live, the company hasn’t made enough significant progress to cement its place in a growing market.

Samsung thinks it might be able to turn its luck around with the Gear S, the first Tizen smartwatch which doubles as a smartphone. Samsung announced on Tuesday that the Gear S would be coming to the United States this fall on all four major carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The report didn’t include a specific release date, but Samsung  had previously announced it would be bringing the Gear S to international markets in October.

The Gear S is primed to be one of the more powerful smartwatches on the market. It features a 480 x 360 2-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 300mAh battery, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth — all running on Tizen. Much like its smartphone counterparts, it will be dust and water resistant. It also has 3G support for calling and texting without needing to pair with a smartphone.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for an official U.S. release date in the coming weeks.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.