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Samsung's Gear S2 Classic now comes in platinum and rose gold

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Samsung is adding a dash of style and luxury to its Gear S2 smartwatch line today with new platinum and rose gold options for the S2 Classic. The new finishes are more upscale than the black metal on the S2 Classic released earlier this year and will come with a higher price tag. But don't expect them to be too much more expensive: Samsung says the 18k rose gold and platinum finishes are platings on top of the S2 Classic's existing stainless steel, unlike the solid gold Apple Watch Edition.

Functionally, the new models are no different from the first S2 Classic, though Samsung notes that they will soon have the ability to use Samsung Pay via NFC. Samsung's clever interface and proprietary software are here as well, but the new models have a few extra watchfaces designed just for them. The company is also releasing a bunch of new straps and bracelets that match the higher end finishes, including leather, nylon, and steel versions.

Samsung Gear S2 Classic gold and platinum

Samsung says the new models will be available starting in February, though it has not yet announced pricing.

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