The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch's official unveiling is just a month away from happening at IFA, Berlin and meanwhile we are getting in more information regarding the smartwatch. Today's leak comes from yet another trademark filing application confirming the existence of a Gear S3 Classic variant just like its predecessor.
In addition to this, a tweet from Antonio Monaco, Tech Editor of HD Blog has hinted at a new Gear S3 Explorer variant. This variant is tipped to sport a crown like on regular watches and even buttons. The smartwatch is also tipped to be using a more convenient way for interchanging straps. Judging by these features and most importantly, the name we believe that the Gear S3 Frontier will mostly be a rugged version of the smartwatch.
#GearS3Explorer... cinturino intercambiabile, corona e tasti ad ore 2 e 4 e 10... (3ATM)
— Antonio Monaco (@Cinquetacche) August 7, 2016
Previously, we had reported a trademark filing which hinted that the Gear S3 will be called as the Gear S3 Frontier. Now, with the Gear S3 Classic and Explorer making the news, its safe to say that the Gear S3 Frontier will be the regular Sports themed variant much like the original Gear S2. It's still unclear if there are more variants in the line up, perhaps one sporting its own cellular connectivity (like the eSIM variant of Gear S2 Classic). And hence we can now confirm that there are at least four variants of the smartwatch that is- Gear S3 Frontier, Classic, Explorer and the Luxury Edition (which will be launched in Q1 2017).
Judging by the current Gear S2 smartwatches, the Gear S3 Classic might not bring in any technical changes in its hardware compared to the Frontier variant and the difference might only be cosmetic. We are not quite sure about that with the Explorer edition though. The iconic rotating bezels, circular display and all the embedded sensors that have been leaked till now will mostly remain true for the Classic variant as well.