There will be a lot of focus this week in Berlin as IFA 2015 will be in effect on September 4-9, and a lot of the big electronics company will use the convention as a chance to put their newest products on display. One of them is Samsung, who will have a special Live stream keynote event surrounding their new products, as well as their newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear S2.
According to Product-Reviews, there will be no Samsung Unpacked event at IFA as the South Korean company has pretty much unveiled its latest handsets with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Galaxy S6 +. However, all reports point to a new smartwatch with the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 is expected to run on Tizen, which is a different kind of operating system, as reported by Tech First Post. A lot of Android devices have been using Android Wear, which is a specially designed OS for Android wearables. This definitely shows a shift in the company to try out new things.
One of the biggest problems with smartwatches is the limited number of apps that users can presently download on them. According to the CBC, Samsung will bring a lot of new applications to the S2 with its circular watch face, but there are no details available as of this writing.
Other details of the Gear S2 include a circular face that will rotate in order to help the user access applications as well as notifications. That could be a game changer similar to the dial on Apple's Watch. There will apparently be two styles of classic and modern with various colors and bands. As for the phone capabilities, it looks like the user might be able to get 3G capabilities or just pair it with an Android device. The battery life is expected to be about two to three days, compared to the Apple Watch's 18 hours.
In addition to the unveiling of the smartwatch, the International Business Times reports that Samsung is also planning on unveiling a lot of Internet connected devices. Apparently, they want to hold an entire second press conference on this, focusing on such things as connected ovens that talk, refrigerators that can text, and toasters that email.
There will also be some new HDR displays that will be at the show, and this might be a move to try and outmatch their competitor LG, who also intends to have a lot of HDR OLEDs on display.
Anyone that is interested in hearing more about this event at IFA 2015 can discover the time at 19:00 CET on September 3rd, with coverage available at Samsung's official YouTube channel as well as the Samsung website.