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Samsung set to release Gear S2 Classic 3G with GSMA-compliant eSIM

Samsung has announced the company plans to release a new version of the Samsung Gear S2. Aptly named the Gear S2 Classic 3G, this variant of the wearable comes with an eSIM, a programmable standardized SIM card that lets you switch between carriers without having to change SIM cards. This would allow for a much more convenient user experience when travelling or switching between providers.

Interestingly, this version of the smartwatch will be a niche option for many. Attempting to replace your smartphone with a wearable attached to your wrist may lead to you being able to get things done quickly, but the smaller display, lack of processing power and battery issues make it a difficult choice at the front door.

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3 Comments
  • I have no problem leaving my phone at home. And the battery on my 3G is really good I don't even worry about it when away. It's not meant replace phones but for running or when out it beats having to pull your phone out to check notifications or see who's calling or texting you. Posted with my NOTE 5 on damn verizon!
  • @Rich Edmunds What do you mean with your statement "Attempting to replace your smartphone with a wearable attached to your wrist may lead to you being able to get things done quickly, but the smaller display, lack of processing power and battery issues make it a difficult choice at the front door"? Why can't you understand that people who spend hundreds of dollars on a smartwatch would like their smartwatch to work even when they step away from their phone. A smartwatch is more than just a notification device, it should also serve as a communication device. Anything less than that is a crippled device and not worth the price you paid. No one is trying to replace their smartphone with a smartwatch and no manufacturer has ever claimed they are trying to make a device that can replace your smartphone. So why even make this statement as if that is what the Gear S2 Classic 3G was meant for? As a tech blogger your lack of insite is appalling.
  • Such a bad move all around. They pulled this crap with the current Gear S2 as well. I'd rather have a sim card slot that I can put ANY nano sim card in, including from carriers who will not support e-sims. It's nice to travel internationally and swap sim cards on the plane, vs. having to figure out what carrier supports e-sims and how in the world to communicate with them. The original Gear S was the last great smartwatch Samsung made.