Samsung Gear S3

The Samsung Gear S3 is a Tizen-based circular smartwatch developed by Samsung Electronics. It was released on 18 November 2016.[1]

Samsung Gear S3
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Samsung Gear S3 Classic
DeveloperSamsung Electronics
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Product familySamsung Gear
Operating systemTizen Version
Display1.3" Super AMOLED, 360 x 360 pixels
InputCapacitive touch
Power380 mAh, Qi inductive coil wireless charging
PredecessorSamsung Gear S2
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Watch

There are two models of the Gear S3, Classic and Frontier. The Classic has a silver watch case and black leather band, while the Frontier has a black watch case and rubber band. Both are rated IP68 (water resistant) and have GPS and heart rate monitor sensors. One notable feature is that the bezel ring rotates as part of the user interface, although users can also navigate by swiping the screen and/or using the two buttons on the side.[2]

The Gear S3's successor, the Samsung Galaxy Watch, was released 9 August 2018.

Comparison of modelsEdit

Model[3] Gear S3 Frontier (Bluetooth®) Gear S3 Frontier (LTE) Gear S3 Classic (Bluetooth®) Gear S3 Classic (LTE)
Display 1.3” Circular Super AMOLED, 360 x 360, 278ppi,

Always-on display, Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

Processor Exynos 7270 Dual Core 1.0 GHz
Operating System Tizen Based Wearable Platform Update Jun 2020
Size 49 x 46 x 12.9
Weight 62g 63g 59g 60g
Memory 4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass

3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, A-GPS/Glonass

Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass

3G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, A-GPS/Glonass

Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light, Speedometer
Battery 380 mAh Li-Ion battery
Charging Technology Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)
Part No.[4] SM-R760 SM-R765 SM-R770 SM-R775

The "LTE" models are further divided into sub-models depending on the target country and Service Provider cellular infrastructure available.

Model Target Country Service Providers LTE Support LTE Band (Frequency) UMTS Support UTMS Band (Frequency)
SM-R765A USA AT&T LTE B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850) & B17 (700 bc) UMTS B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS) & B5 (850)
SM-R765F Singapore Singtel & Starhub LTE, LTE 100/50 & LTE 150/50 B1 (2100), B3 (1800 +) & B5 (850) UMTS, HSUPA, HSUPA 5.8 & HSDPA B1 (2100)
SM-R765L Korea LTE, LTE 100/50 & LTE 150/50 B5 (850)
SM-R765N New Zealand Spark 3G WCDMA B5 (850)
SM-R765S Korea LTE B5 (850)
SM-R765T USA T-Mobile LTE B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) & B5 (850) UMTS B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) & B5 (850)
SM-R765V USA Verizon LTE, LTE 100/50 & LTE 150/50 B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) & B13 (700 c)
SM-R775S Korea LTE B5 (850)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Baig, Edward; Blumenthal, Eli. "Samsung ticks forward with new Gear S3 smartwatch". USA Today. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Samsung Gear S3 Highlights". The Official Samsung Galaxy Site. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  3. ^ Diaz, Jo. "Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications". Smartwatch Specifications. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Samsung Business Support". Smartwatch Specifications. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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