Following on from the latest successes of its Nord and eight Professional smartphones, OnePlus is about to introduce its first smartwatch someday quickly. So, what’s going to it appear to be, how a lot will it price, and when are you able to anticipate to have one in your wrist?
We collect collectively the whole lot we all know to this point in regards to the OnePlus Watch.
When will the OnePlus Watch be launched?
Though OnePlus’ Pete Lau went on report to Enter in December 2020 confirming that one is in growth, and has since tweeted that it’s going to arrive in early 2021, there’s no official launch date as of but.
There was a glimmer of hope that it could be unveiled on the OnePlus 8T occasion however we solely acquired the OnePlus Buds Z, along with the telephones.
We have been ready for the OnePlus Look ahead to years: take a look at this tweet, which refers to a put up by former CEO, Carl Pei, again in 2016 the place he revealed 2015 sketches for the smartwatch.
Extra issues are coming to the OnePlus ecosystem. It is only a matter of time🧐 pic.twitter.com/r6RIILU8AQ
— OnePlus (@oneplus)
October 14, 2020
Fortunately, established tipster Ishan Agarwal threw a recent go browsing the hearth by exploring the APK file for the OnePlus Well being app. Inside it, he uncovered mannequin names (W30ICN – considered for the Chinese language market and W501GB – assumed to be a worldwide model) and different belongings for an unnamed OnePlus smartwatch, though a few of these belongings seem to characteristic Oppo wearables – such because the Oppo Watch RX – and should solely function placeholders in the meanwhile.
This may very well be our first official have a look at the OnePlus Watch – Mannequin W301CN
I discovered this (with few faces and the Band) within the OnePlus Well being App APK. The remainder of the belongings appear to be of OPPO Watch so, not sharing.
Do you prefer it? Does not appear to be wearOS. #OnePlus #OnePlusWatch pic.twitter.com/RBpf4LIyTS
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24)
January 7, 2021
Sadly, point out of such a tool throughout the APK did not embrace any concrete launch data however did, at the very least, allude to the truth that we’ll see one launch sooner slightly later.
Sure! The OnePlus Watch is certainly coming very quickly to India. Have noticed the two variants (W501GB,W301GB) on the Indian BIS certification web site.Be happy to retweet.#OnePlus #OnePlusWatch pic.twitter.com/I0tQBmGBdO
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings)
January 21, 2021
Tipster Mukul Sharma has since noticed two extra references to a OnePlus smartwatch, this time on India’s BIS certification web site. Mannequin quantity ‘W501GB’ as soon as once more makes an look, alongside the not-yet-seen ‘W301GB’.
Based mostly on the timing of this newest leak, it is now thought that OnePlus would possibly introduce its smartwatch(es) alongside the long-rumoured OnePlus 9 collection – anticipated to reach in March 2021.
How a lot will the OnePlus Watch price?
Once more, there are not any agency particulars on price. Some are pointing to the likes of the £229/US$296 Oppo Look ahead to reference, because the model is a stablemate of OnePlus, alongside Realme and Vivo.
Vivo additionally launched a smartwatch not too long ago, the Vivo Watch, though it has but to make its method to Europe or North America. In China, it’s priced across the £160/$200 mark, though these figures would rise with taxes in different territories.
If you happen to’re after an inexpensive OnePlus wearable, though an India-exclusive in the meanwhile, the corporate’s newly-launched health tracker, the OnePlus Band is a comparative discount, at round £25/€28/$34.
What design and specs will the OnePlus Watch have?
To this point, the rumours surrounding the upcoming OnePlus have primarily centred on its design slightly than parts. Notably, the truth that the show is sort of sure to be spherical slightly than the squarer building presently discovered on the likes of the Apple Watch, as hinted at by hearsay monger @maxJmb.
Early in September 2020, he posted the next tweet on this account, with the cryptic message of “Wotch,” slightly than ‘Watch’ as a clue to the round aesthetic that OnePlus would probably be adopting with its wearable gadget.
I do know it is spelled flawed as a result of it is a trace 👀 pic.twitter.com/YD51QcAd5c
— Max J. (@MaxJmb)
September 10, 2020
This may give the brand new watch a extra hanging look than those who comply with within the footsteps of Apple’s all-conquering Watch and produce the OnePlus creation extra into the territory of the wonderful Samsung Galaxy Watch three that we reviewed not too long ago.
Aside from the outer look, it was additionally thought that OnePlus would use the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon Put on 4100 chipset to energy its gadget.
Opposite to expectations, MaxJmb returned to Twitter to state that the OnePlus watch will not come operating Google’s Put on OS wearables working system and can as an alternative function on a special software program platform fully, maybe one in every of OnePlus’ personal design – which does tie into the person expertise the belongings unearthed by Agarwal seem to sport.
Regardless of this, Lau’s newer interplay with Enter revealed that the corporate is definitely working with Google, with the intention of constructing the watch a doable go-between for its smartphones, good TV and different IoT gadgets.
“What we’re making an attempt to do is figure with Google to attempt to enhance the connectivity between the Put on OS ecosystem, Android TV, and Android smartphones to create this means for higher gadget interoperability throughout the ecosystems. This has been one thing checked out very positively from Google’s aspect as nicely, so that is the course that we’re making an attempt to develop, however we do not have greater than we are able to share on that proper now,” Lau stated.
Hopefully, we’ll know extra in regards to the OnePlus Watch quickly, however if you wish to know what will probably be up in opposition to when it lastly arrives, check out our roundup of the most effective smartwatches.