Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Now in the Philippines

The latest smartwatch from Korean electronics giant, Samsung, has officially arrived in the Philippine shore. Meet the Samsung Gear S3.

The Samsung Gear S3 is a circular shaped type of smartwatch that sports a 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display boasting a 360 x 360 screen resolution. This new Samsung smartwatch will be available in two variants, the Classic which is an elegant-looking one and then a more rugged variant called Frontier. However, only the Frontier supports LTE connectivity.

Rotating bezel is one of the popular features of last year's Gear S2. That one is returning with the Gear S3 with added functionalities such as the ability to answer or reject calls, setting up an alarm, adjusting music volume and more by simply rotating the bezel. The Always-On is another feature that most of its users will definitely love, it simply keeps the screen turned on all the time, meaning users won't need to wake it up first everytime they check for the time and notifications.

The battery pack has also been upgraded. Compared to the Gear S2 which usually lasts for a day, Samsung promises the Gear S3 to work with you up to 3 - 4 days on a single charge, making it more user friendly since you won't need to charge it daily. Power Saving mode can be activated on this one when the battery level hits 5%.

Samsung Gear S3 specs:
  • 1.3-inch Circular Super AMOLED Display
  • 360 x 360 resolution
  • 278ppi
  • 46mm diameter
  • Corning Gorilla SR+
  • 1.0GHz dual-core processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • IP68 Rating
  • LTE
  • Tizen 2.3.2 OS
  • 380mAh battery
  • Php16,490
The Samsung Gear S3 is to officially arrive at Samsung stores on January 14, 2017. However, customers can now pre-order it on or before January 8. Upon pre-ordering the Gear S3 watch, users will get two extra straps worth Php1,700 each for free. Both the Classic and Frontier variants are retailed for Php16,490 a piece.

You can place your pre-order here.

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