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Samsung teases a gorgeous round Apple Watch

Samsung Gear S2 Vs. Apple Watch

Some fans last year were disappointed that Apple didn’t release a round smartwatch on par with the Moto 360. While a round Apple Watch likely won’t be released in the near future, Apple fans can at least take solace that Samsung has shown them just how nice an Apple Watch would look if it had a round face. 

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Yes, the picture at the top of the page is of a new Samsung smartwatch that it teased during its big launch of the Galaxy Note 5 on Thursday. Engadget informs us that the new watch will be called the Gear S2 and it will run on Samsung’s own Tizen platform just like the original Gear S did.

In case you need a reminder, this is what the original Gear S looked like when it launched last year:


And then the Apple Watch came out and it featured a home screen with app icons that looked like this:

And then lo and behold, Samsung’s new smartwatch features a home screen with watch icons that look like this:

What an incredible coincidence.

At any rate, we expect to learn more about the Samsung Gear S2 when the company fully unveils it at IFA in Berlin.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.