Samsung Gear 2
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The new variant of Samsung's Tizen-powered smartwatch, Gear 2 has been spotted at Zauba site.

Earlier last month, Samsung was rumoured to release a new Gear 2 model, which features a universal subscriber identity module (USIM), allowing users to make and receive calls directly from the smatwatch without being connected to a smartphone.

The new smartwatch, with a USIM card, is dubbed as Samsung Gear Solo. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, Samsung has filed a patent for a wearable device under the name Gear Solo.

The Gear 2 Solo bearing model number SM-R710 has now appeared at Zauba, an Indian export and import database. The wearable device has been imported from South Korea to India for research and development purposes.


As noted in the database, per unit of Gear 2 Solo costs 12, 292 INR (approximately $204), which means the device will be priced around $300, similar to the price tag of original Galaxy Gear and Gear 2, adds Sammobile.

It will not be a surprise if the retail price of Samsung's new smartwatch is higher considering the added cost of built-in cellular radio.

There is no official word as to when the Gear 2 Solo will be available, but it is expected to be around the same time when the mini version of Samsung Galaxy S5 debuts.

The Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to sport a 4.47in screen with water-resistant capability like Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 Active. Samsung is likely to launch the mini variant in June this year.