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Samsung design chief offers up another peak at Gear S2 smartwatch

We’re little over a week away from the launch of the Samsung Gear S2 at IFA 2015, but it appears the Korean manufacturer can’t resist offering up another sneak peak of the round-faced smartwatch.

Following the preview at this month’s Unpacked Event and a teaser video released last week, a Samsung executive has now posted a snap of the watch adorning his wrist on Instagram.

VP for Samsung design Dennis Miloseski added the photo with the caption “giving the Gear S2 a test drive.” along with the hashtag #nextlevel. The tag is notable because if there’s one thing the Gear S2 needs to be, it’s next level.

Samsung has flattered to deceive with its smartwatch offerings so far, but early indications suggest the Gear S2 could be the one to buck the trend.

With a much more attractive design (nice one, Dennis) and a revamped UI based around a rotating bezel, it appears Samsung is likely to right a host of previous wrongs.

See also: IFA 2015: What big announcements can we expect?

The smartwatch, which will run the Tizen OS, is likely to go up against a host of new Android Wear devices set to be launched at IFA 2015, which kicks off in Berlin in early September.

Are you considering a Gear S2 to accompany the Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+ this autumn? Or do you think Samsung’s latest smartwatch will flatter to deceive once again. Perhaps the teaser below can help inform your vote…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwn8qMaNoJk

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