The Samsung Gear S3 was introduced into the Malaysian market in November, 2016. The replacement model to the highly acclaimed Gear S2 also features two variants available to consumers – the Classic, and Frontier. Both are identical in specs (refer below) but very different in aesthetics. The IP68 rated watch was one of the most anticipated wearable in the market since its first rumours in the year 2016 and for the year 2017. Powered by a Tizen OS for Wearables, the Samsung Gear S3; both Classic and Frontier are two very good-looking smartwatches. Of course in both variants of the anticipated wearable the popular rotating bezel used for navigation in the Gear S2 makes a come back. Even the new 22mm standard straps are a very big welcome in the 2017’s version of Samsung’s brand new Tizen smartwatch. Alongside the new Samsung Pay service that is introduced in Malaysia, the Samsung Gear S3 is also equipped with NFC; which means that the watch is ready to receive Samsung Pay as soon as it arrives as well. Unfortunately though the Malaysian version of the Gear S3 does not feature the eSIM function that other regions get. We were given the chance to look at the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Of course, we had to unbox it first.
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 7270 (8 cores)
Dual-core 1.0 GHz
360 x 360 pixels
|Operating System||Tizen OS for Wearables|
|Battery||Non-removeable 380mAh Li-Ion
Wireless Magnetic Charging
|Additional Features||Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
IP68 water and dust resistant
Samsung Pay Ready (NFC)
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