Wear OS-Running OPPO Watch To Debut Globally On 31st July
OPPO launched its first smartwatch, the unsurprisingly named OPPO Watch, earlier this year in March – a product which is finally expected to arrive in India by the end of this month alongside the OPPO Reno4 Pro smartphone.
But, the company has now begun teasing the launch of yet another smartwatch, which is also called OPPO Watch, but this one will boot a different software altogether compared to its predecessor.
The GIF shared by OPPO (via Android Central) clearly mentions Wear OS by Google. To recall, the OPPO Watch that was originally launched in China ran a heavily customized version of ColorOS tailored for the smartwatch. But it appears the OPPO is mainly focusing on the software as a point of differentiation for its next smartwatch, because the overall design looks more or less the same.
We see a familiar display profile with dual-curved edges, and no visible crown or side buttons, further accentuating its clean aesthetics. We also get a glimpse of multiple cutouts at the base for accommodating the optical sensors.
As for the specs, a listing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveals a few details about the accessory, which remain the same as that of the original model. This means that the OPPO Watch will be powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset – the same processor used in the original OPPO Watch. The chipset will be paired with 1GB of RAM and a 430mAh battery. It’s also possible that the device will sport a 1.9-inch AMOLED display with a 402 x 476 resolution.
There’s no word on price or availability just yet. It would also be interesting to see if the variant of the OPPO Watch being planned for an India launch later this month actually ships with Wear OS instead of OPPO’s custom interface.
Either way, it shouldn’t be long before we hear from OPPO about it.