Wearables & Gadgets

Samsung’s SIM-enabled Gear S sells 10,000 units on day one

Samsung has half a dozen smartwatches, but the Galaxy Gear S is its first with 3G connectivity and it seems first day sales weren’t too shabby in Samsung’s home town of Korea.

Korea Bizwire reports that the device has sold 10,000 units in South Korea on day one. According to the news outlet, Samsung is calling this a win and crediting the bundling of proprietary apps (like navigation and language learning programs) for the Galaxy Gear S’s launch day popularity. However, it’s interesting to note that analysts had initially anticipated higher launch-day sales because of carrier promotions for early adopters.

Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear S in September at IFA Berlin. The device features a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 360 x 480 resolution. It’s powered by a 1.0GHz processor, packs 512MB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 300mAh battery. Carriers in the US last week announced unique wearable-specific plans for the device, which is capable of making and receiving calls by itself.

Samsung hasn’t talked much about global availability for the Gear S. No doubt it will enjoy a worldwide launch if the U.S. and Korean launches are successful enough.

[source]Korea Bizwire[/source]

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