There haven’t been many thrilling Wear OS watches not too long ago, however that might quickly change, as OnePlus has confirmed that it has a smartwatch within the works, one which leaks have referred to as merely the OnePlus Watch.
We don’t know an enormous quantity concerning the wearable but, but it surely sounds prefer it has been in growth for some time, and there’s rising proof that it is touchdown imminently.
Below you’ll discover all the things that we’ve heard concerning the OnePlus Watch thus far, together with potential release timing, specs, options, and extra. We’ll even be updating this text every time we hear something new, so test again typically if you wish to keep updated on the OnePlus Watch.
Update: A certification itemizing for the OnePlus Watch suggests it is touchdown very quickly, in addition to hinting that there could be an LTE mannequin.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? The first smartwatch from OnePlus
- When is it out? ‘Early’ 2021
- What will it price? We’re unsure but
OnePlus Watch release date and value
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed by way of a tweet that the OnePlus Watch will land ‘early subsequent yr’. Since he mentioned that in late December 2020, he presumably means it’s going to be right here in 2021.
Many of you mentioned you wished a watch, and as you may need heard over the weekend—we’re making one, to be launched early subsequent yr. Wishes do come true.🎁 https://t.co/H1Fqv9srXjDecember 22, 2020
Perhaps we may see the OnePlus Watch launched alongside the OnePlus 9 sooner or later within the first few months of the yr. ‘Early’ is a really imprecise phrase, so technically we may see it at any level till June or July, however we might anticipate it to point out up alongside the smartphone.
There’s additionally now extra proof that it is touchdown quickly, because the wearable has been noticed on the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), which is one thing that may often occur near launch.
As for the worth of the OnePlus Watch, we’ve even much less to go on there. Not solely are there no value rumors on the time of writing, however there’s additionally no earlier mannequin to go on.
There is the current Oppo Watch, which begins at £229 (round $300, AU$420). We point out this as a result of OnePlus and Oppo have the identical guardian firm, and their telephones typically have issues in widespread, however rumors recommend the OnePlus Watch will look fairly totally different to the Oppo Watch, so we wouldn’t rely on the costs being related.
News and leaks
The greatest news on the OnePlus Watch entrance is just that it exists, as OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed as a lot in an interview.
But even earlier than this the corporate had just about confirmed it. It first hinted on the chance through the OnePlus 8T launch, then OnePlus posted on Twitter that “More things are coming to the OnePlus ecosystem. It’s just a matter of time” alongside sketches of a beforehand deserted OnePlus Watch the corporate revealed it had been engaged on.
More issues are coming to the OnePlus ecosystem. It’s only a matter of time🧐 pic.twitter.com/r6RIILU8AQOctober 14, 2020
Those sketches have been first revealed years in the past, and confirmed off a wearable with a round display.
It appears the resurrected model will doubtless even have a round display, as @maxjmb (a leaker with a very good observe document) claimed as a lot on Twitter.
Many dont appear to grasp it so I make clear it. The Watch is round. WOTCH https://t.co/HkevfvMfgTSeptember 10, 2020
That in flip suggests it received’t have an excessive amount of in widespread with the Oppo Watch (which has a sq. show), regardless of the 2 corporations typically launching related units.
Beyond that, we’ve heard from a former OnePlus worker that the corporate has “actively been looking into a smartwatch for the last year.”
It’s additionally doubtless that the OnePlus Watch will run Wear OS, as not solely does the corporate make Android telephones (which combine properly with Wear OS, as each working techniques are made by Google), however throughout his affirmation that the watch exists, Lau mentioned that OnePlus is working with Google to “try to improve the connectivity between the Wear OS ecosystem, Android TV, and Android smartphones to create this ability for better device interoperability across the ecosystems.”
That mentioned, a leaker had beforehand mentioned that the OnePlus Watch would not run Wear OS, so we’re not sure of its working system simply but.
A certification itemizing has additionally listed two fashions of the OnePlus Watch, and whereas we do not know for positive what the distinction is it is doubtless that one consists of LTE.
Beyond that, it would properly use the current Snapdragon Wear 4100 or 4100 Plus chipset. There’s no particular rumor of this, however it could be the apparent alternative given that the majority different choices are fairly outdated now. If it does, then that might permit for higher battery life and efficiency than most Wear OS watches.