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Samsung plans to launch Gear S2 smartwatch

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on September 10, 2015

Asim Waris, Vice-President - Marketing, IT and Mobile, Samsung India, unveiling a 4G smartphone ‘Samsung Galaxy-J2' in Hyderabad, on Thursday MOHAMMED YOUSUF

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Introduces Ultra Data Saving mode in Galaxy J2 phone

Samsung today hinted at launching Gear S2 smartwatch in a few weeks in India in sync with the global release of the much-awaited IoT device.

Asim Warsi, Vice-President (marketing, IT and Mobile) of Samsung, has said that they would be discussing about Gear S2 in a few weeks.

“This niche segment has witnessed traction. The adoption rate is high,” he said.

He, however, refused to give a specific date for the India release.

Meanwhile, the company is contemplating inclusion of data compression technology in some of the devices. Though it is available in some premium brands, the Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode is not included in majority of the phones.

“The UDS mode helps the user access the internet while using less data. Going by the feedback, we will consider deploying in other models as well,” Warsi said.

Samsung has deployed this technology in the Galaxy J2, an entry level phone in the range of 17 4G phones that the firm sells. The Galaxy J2 phone, priced at ₹8,490, is the 15th 4G-enabled phone out of the 23 devices it launched since January.

Addressing a press conference here after launching the new phone, he said the phone would be sold from September 21.

Barring Facebook and WhatsApp (which the firm said refused to compress their data at the device end), some popular apps such as YouTube would be compressed, giving the user access to the sites, but consuming less data. The firm claims the technology could save up to 50 per cent of the data consumed by users.

Published on September 10, 2015
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