Samsung launches Gear S2 and Gear VR in India

New Delhi, India, January 21, 2016Samsung Electronics has launched Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear VR in IndiaIntroduced in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic. Samsung Gear S2 appeals to two distinct consumer preferences. The Gear S2 Classicis made for users who prefer a more timeless design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band.


Samsung Gear S2

The Gear S2 with its smart circular dial and durable stainless steel body sits slim and sleek on the wrist. 11.4-millimeter slim, the Samsung Gear S2 is extremely light and compact. It is effectively equipped to offer an incredibly vibrant viewing experience both indoors and out in the open with a 1.2-inch 302 ppi circular Super AMOLED screen. The circular dial comes fitted with gorilla glass making it a versatile wear for all occasions. The rich list of customizable dial faces both built in & downloadable from the dedicated app store, give the user a wide and ever growing choice. When it comes to accessorisation, the Gear S2 is probably the most open wearable device allowing it to be paired to any standard 20mm watch straps in addition to straps available from Samsung. This feature is standard for the Gear S2 Classic while for the Gear S2, a strap adaptor is available in our accessory section. These features give power to the user to ‘dress up’ the wearable device as per their wardrobe. Also, the Flaunt app designed by Samsung’s R&D team in Bangalore allows the choice of keeping their preferred dial face glowing by selecting the ‘thirty minutes’ option; This makes the Gear S2 a perfect stylish wardrobe complement for every occasion. Further, the Gear S2 comes with Samsung’s popular Ultra Power Saving mode so user can extend battery life depending on their circumstances.

With the latest Tizen OS and an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor, the Samsung Gear S2 can perform tasks easily and efficiently. It is compatible with all Android devices (Kitkatversion) with minimum RAM of 1.5 GB.

Equipped with a 250mAh battery, lasting up to 1-2 days, allows users to stay connected on-the-go without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. Also, the Ultra Power Saving mode gets more juice out of every charge. To charge, one can simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right out of the box. The wireless charger has a compact design, making carrying and mounting of the device easy and effortless.

Price and Availability

Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Grey and Silver case with a sporty band. Samsung Gear S2 Classic will be available in a Black case with a Leather band. A variety of band options are also available with both the Gear S2 (Mendini, Warm Grey and Red) and the Gear S2 Classic (Grey leather andBrown leather) from Samsung for the discerning customers.

This wearable will be available across all Samsung retail channels at a price of INR 24,300 for the Gear S2 and INR 25,800 for the Gear S2 Classic. Flipkart is the online partner for Gear S2.

Samsung Gear VR

Compatible with Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, Gear VR will leverage each device’s super AMOLED display & resolution to provide the colour, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience. The Gear VR also comes with an embossed marker in the centre of the touchpad for quick orientation.

The Samsung Gear VR delivers Virtual Reality on the go that shifts the bar for immersive mobile entertainment. This unrivalled viewing experience is powered bythe Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy smart phones boasting of vivid, lifelike images with high pixel density,96 degree wide field of view allowing users to have an extremely immersive viewing experience. The Gear VR is crafted in a way to provide reduced motion blur and therefore less or no dizziness.


The Samsung Gear VR uses the Galaxy smartphones for optimum mobility, consumers can use the VR anytime and anywhere without having to resort to cumbersome cables. The VR is also equipped with a Pass-Through feature that allows users to stay connected with the real world, getting notifications of incoming calls or messages.

Consumers can play and experience over 150+ games and apps on the Samsung Gear VR. This growing list of content can be downloaded from the Oculus Store. Games, covering a wide variety of popular genres, can be experienced in a completely new way by making the user believe they are actually inside the game. Consumers can also pair the Gear VR with a game pad to optimize the gaming experience for games with complicated controls. Samsung Gear VR is consumer’s perfect movie partner, with options such as Cinema, Multi-Screen and Home Theatre that virtually scale up the experience of regular 2D & 3D videos to the level of a Movie Hall. Travel fanatics can also take 360 degree virtual tours of some of the most exciting places on earth. Samsung has additionally launched special VR Apps for users. The VR Internet Browser allows the user to browse the internet and enjoy content in the scaled up Cinema mode. The VR Gallery app makes the phone gallery, containing the user’s photos and videos, available for viewing in the larger-than-life VR.

Price and Availability

Samsung Gear VR will be available across all Samsung’s retail channels at a price of INR 8,200. Flipkart is the Online partner for Gear VR. News Service

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