Following the stupendous success of the Gear S2, Samsung Electronics is now gearing up to launch the company's next-gen smartwatch, the Gear S3, later this year. Leaked images of the purported Gear S3 suggest that the South Korean tech titan has already commenced production of the upcoming wearable device.
Samsung has already submitted a patent application for a vein scanner in the upcoming Gear S3. According to reports, the vein scanner, which is akin to the fingerprint reader in mobile phones, is a new revolution in smartwaches.
According to reports, the vein scanner will recognize the user using a vein structure, which includes a camera sensor and two light sources. In fact, the smartwatch will only login when the vein structure matches with the user's data already stored in the device, The BitBag reported.
Speculations are rife that Samsung will launch the Gear S3 at the IFA 2016, which is slated from Sep. 2 to Sep. 7. Latest rumors suggest that the upcoming Gear S3 is likely to sport a 1.84-inch AMOLED display. In addition, the device is expected to come with a 4GB memory support and a GPS. The device will also be water-resistant.
Meanwhile, Samsung and Swiss luxury jeweler de Grisogono has entered into an agreement to jointly launch a supposed "super-luxury" limited edition of the Samsung Gear S3, Korean website Korea Herald reported. "We are currently collaborating with Samsung to develop its next-generation smartwatch," an official of de Grisogono told the Korean publication during the Conde Nast International Luxury Conference held in Seoul last month.
This is the second time that the Swiss jeweler is working with Samsung. Their first joint venture was the limited edition Samsung Gear S2, which released last month. The de Grisogono official claimed that since its launch, the limited edition luxury Gear S2 has been immensely popular despite its $15,000 price tag. According to the official, about 100 units of the watch are handcrafted and built every month.
Industry watchers are of the view that the limited edition luxury Gear S3 smartwatch version will be launched at Baselworld 2017. It will carry a price tag of around $15,000.
Watch the rumored features of Samsung Gear S3 below: