Samsung’s next Gear S2 variant will have an e-SIM


A new version of Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch is on its way. The new version will have an all-new e-SIM instead of the standard physical SIM. It’s expected to make way to shelves in March.

A new Gear S2 model is coming our way that for the first time ditches what we’ve all been used to in a standard SIM for a new all-digital replacement. Rather than putting a physical SIM card inside the watch, the new variant will implement a built-in electronic programmable SIM card.

Those supporting the standard include just about all GSM carriers, which will supply 3G for the watch. This will make life easier and provide Samsung with some extra space inside the watch.  This could mean a slimmer profile is on the way!

We’re hoping that this works well so that other manufacturers can take note of it and include a similar system on their smartwatches. Afterall, one of the most complained about features on smartwatches is thickness. This may just be the next big move in the smartwatch race. For all the details, check out the source link down below from Samsung.

Source: Samsung

About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.