samsung_gear_s3_02Recently at IFA 2016, Samsung took the wraps off their latest smartwatch: the Samsung Gear S3. So the question is what will become of the Gear S2? Will Samsung discontinue the smartwatch? Will they stop supporting it in favor of the brand new Gear S3? The good news for Gear S2 owners is that they won’t.

Samsung has confirmed that the launch of the Gear S3 does not mean that the Gear S2 lineup will be going the way of the dinosaur. The company has confirmed that Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic will be sold alongside the new Gear S3 smartwatches, and that they will also still be eligible to receive updates, with the next major one coming by the end of the year that should bring it in line with the Gear S3, at least as far as software features are concerned.

For the most part we guess this shouldn’t be that surprising. Both the Gear S2 and Gear S3 aren’t too different in specs, with the Gear S3 packing a slightly larger display and a bit more RAM, and a larger battery, but otherwise in terms of storage and processor, they’re more or less identical.

We also expect that Samsung will eventually give the Gear S2 and S2 Classic price cuts which should make them even more desirable for those looking for an affordable smartwatch, but exactly by how much we can’t say for sure, but if you’re looking to save some money then maybe the Gear S2 and S2 Classics could be worth your consideration.

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