Updated 12:59 PM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Samsung Gear S Release Date, Specs & Price: US October Launch for T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T & Verizon

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Samsung Gear S is coming to the U.S. this fall, according to an official press statement. The Korean tech giant's smartwatch will be available in T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Samsung promised that more information will be provided soon.

T-Mobile sent over an email to Android Central, announcing that Gear S will be offered through their Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). Further information will be out by October.

AT&T was also reported to post that previews on the wearable will be out soon, exclusive in their retail stores. Tom's Guide specifically noted that AT&T will display the device on Sept. 26.

Meanwhile, BGR reported that Samsung will be bringing the device to international markets by October.

Gear S will be Samsung's first smartwatch to make calls without the need of smartphone tethering. Announced at the IFA 2014 in Berlin, it is designed by Samsung to be "revolutionary stylish." The device sports an elegantly curved Super AMOLED display. In addition, it allows flexible customization through clock screen faces and changeable straps. Gear S prides in "a beautiful and easy-to-use user interface," which practically allows information and notification access right at the user's fingertips.

Gear S will come in three connectivity portals: 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Projected to be a seamless communicator, the device will allow users to make and receive calls and messages. The on-screen keyboard is said to host up to 69 languages, hinting on Samsung's global aim.

The wearable will also provide extended features and applications. Samsung forecasts that users will be "lively and productive while on the go." There will be pedestrian navigation, enhanced S Voice, 24-hour News Briefing and S Health. The latter will particularly act as a personal fitness monitor, boosted with more enhanced multi-sensors, built-in GPS and robust features.

Among the official specifications of the smartwatch include a 39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5 dimension, the 2-inch Super AMOLED display, dual core 1.0 GHz chipset, network options of 900/2100 or 850/1900 for 3G and 900/1800 or 850/1900 for 2G.

It will operate under 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory and sensors that include the following: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV and Barometer.

Audio will also be supported by Gear S. Eligible formats are MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and OGG.

300mAh Li-ion battery will power the device up for a typical usage of two days. Under Tizen OS, Gear S currently comes in Black and White colors.

Mashable reported that Samsung has announced the pricing of Gear S in Australia - which is approximately $443 in the U.S.

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