Samsung Gear S launch may be delayed in the UK

Samsung Gear S launch delayed in the UK
Samsung needs to get production in gear

Samsung's wearable portfolio isn't what you'd call sparse, but there's a rumour circulating about the South Korean company's latest device that could annoy some early adopters.

According to a post on Sam Mobile, the UK launch of the Samsung Gear S smartwatch is being pushed back to the middle of November. There doesn't appear to be any kind of reason but, short of a Fitbit Force-type skin irritation issue, we don't think there's much to worry about.

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Most likely is that Samsung is struggling to produce enough units to be shipped over to the UK. Pre-orders for the smartwatch went live over a month ago, but buyers may have to hold out a little while longer.

What marks the Samsung Gear S apart is that it comes with its own SIM slot and also has GPS built in. It's essentially a phone on your wrist and won't need to be attached to a smartphone for connectivity.

There's a 2-inch AMOLED display, Samsung's homegrown TizenOS and plenty of watch faces to choose from. When the Samsung Gear S does land, it'll be with a hefty £340 price tag. We've contacted Samsung and will update this story when we receive a response.