Out of all the smartwatches that Samsung has released to date, we have to admit that the Gear S2 is probably the classiest of the bunch. However it looks like Samsung will be attempting to make it even classier. During IFA 2015, Samsung announced that they will be teaming up with renowned Italian designer Alessandro Mendini.
With this partnership, the Samsung Gear S2 is expected to receive some exclusive watch faces as well as different straps that will offer up a new look to the wearable. According to Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, “Our partnership with Alessandro Mendini on these exquisite watch faces and bands for the Gear S2 is part of our continued commitment to deliver more custom options that help users express their personal styles while they stay connected.”
As for Mendini, he had this to say about the collaboration, “I believe the watch is one of the most precise and valuable devices that mankind has ever made, and Samsung has successfully reinvented this device in a way that fits within in our technology-driven world.” For those unfamiliar, Mendini has been credited with helping develop modern Italian design.
In terms of availability, Mendini’s designs are expected to be made available at the same time the Samsung Gear S2 is released. If you like what you see, then these are faces and bands worth keeping an eye out for.