Google’s Gear S3 and Gear S4 to launch in the UK in June 2018
Google’s next generation smartphone hardware will be released in the coming months, as the company gears up to launch a slew of devices in the country.
The Gear S2 and Gear 2 will be available in the United Kingdom and Ireland by the end of the year, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, the Gear 2s will be offered in both Black and White, as well as Blue and Red.
The Gear 2 also comes with a fingerprint sensor and a microSD card slot, making it compatible with the likes of the OnePlus 3T and the OnePlus 5T.
Other Gear 2 models, such as the Gear S1 and Gear 1, will be limited to the UK market.
The device was first revealed back in September last year.
“The Gear Gear 2 is the first device to come with a fully featured, waterproof and wireless charging system,” Google wrote on its blog in September.
In addition to a fingerprint scanner, the device comes with NFC and LTE connectivity, as can be seen in the image below.
“You will be able to seamlessly use the Gear’s unique sensors to get information about your surroundings, and share it with friends via your connected phone,” the blog continued.
“Gear 2 will offer a total of six unique sensors for you to explore: Ambient light sensor, Night vision sensor, 3D depth sensor, Accelerometer and GPS.”
Google added that the Gear 1 will offer wireless charging as well.
“As with the Gear 4, you will be happy to know that the new Gear will have a wireless charging capability.
You can now charge the Gear up from your mobile phone using a cable.
Google has confirmed that there will be a free SIM card slot in the device.””
We hope to introduce a Gear 2 device in the future that is a good companion for people who are just getting into Android,” the company wrote.
Google’s announcement comes after a number of Android devices were recently leaked, including the HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G5, Motorola Moto G5 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.