Samsung is launching the cellular version of its Gear S2 smartwatch on certain major wireless network providers in the United States.

The company confirmed that the Gear S2 classic 3G/4G smartwatch will be available in black and will be offered on major carriers that include Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Customers can purchase the wearable beginning on March 11.

"The Gear S2 classic 3G/4G features a fashionable leather band and a unique rotating-bezel design - giving consumers a quick, precise way to navigate through their notifications, apps and widgets," says Samsung.

The Tizen-based Gear S2 classic has a Super AMOLED main display that measures 1.2 inches at 360 x 360 resolution. It features 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory. It also has various connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

Earlier at Tech Times, we reported that Samsung also launched the Gear S2 classic in versions of Platinum and 18K Rose Gold. Priced at $450, the new versions come in black leather band and ivory-colored leather band options, respectively.

Samsung announced both the new versions of its wearable in early January at the 2016 CES event.

The company's recent announcement involves the Classic version of its smartwatch in Black. The wearable is currently listed on the company's site at $349.99.

The Gear S2 classic 3G smartwatch is the first device that will have support to the so-called eSIM. It is a built-in programmable SIM which allows its users to connect a device remotely to a mobile network. This means that users can easily join their preferred carrier without having to go to the store.

Initially, the eSIMs will be intended for use in secondary devices which include smartwatches such as the Gear S2 classic of Samsung, smart bands, tablets and a number of IoT devices.

Current SIM cards lock users to a single network and at an agreed period of time. The eSIM allows users to instantly switch between operators which will ultimately place an end to carrier-locked devices.

The eSIM (embedded SIM) is supported by some of the largest mobile device makers. These include Samsung, Huawei, LG and Microsoft.

"By bringing together fashionable design and connected functionality, this smartwatch gives consumers the freedom to leave their phones behind while enjoying a stylish, classic design," said Gary Riding, Senior VP, Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America.

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