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Oppo Watch global launch confirmed for later this year

The Oppo Watch was launched in China earlier this month but it is now set to debut globally.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | March 16, 2020 | Updated 13:23 IST

Highlights

  • The Oppo Watch will be launched globally.
  • It was launched in China earlier this month.
  • The Oppo Watch starts at about $214 in China.

Oppo forayed into the smartwatch market with the launch of the Oppo Watch. The Oppo Watch will be aimed at premium users and could be a serious threat to the Apple Watch. Not only the Oppo Watch looks like the Apple Watch, but it also comes with some standard fitness tracking features. The Oppo Watch was launched alongside the flagship phone Find X2 earlier this month, but it was only for the Chinese market. The global launch of the Oppo Watch has now been confirmed but without a concrete timeline.

In a tweet, Oppo vice president and president of global marketing, Brian Shen confirmed that the Oppo Watch will be launched globally later this year. He also added that there will be a separate launch event for the Oppo Watch in Western Europe later this year. While his tweet does not mention any particular date, the Oppo Watch launch event will most likely take place before the latter half of the year. The Oppo Watch is also expected to arrive in the Indian market this year.

Oppo Watch has two variants, both equipped with eSIM facility and ECG measurement sensor. Both of the variants should be available in global markets as well. The Oppo Watch 41mm model costs CNY 1,499 while the 46mm version is priced at CNY 1,999 in China. If we translate the pricing into US Dollars, the former should cost around $214 while the latter should settle down for somewhere about $285.

In terms of its features, the Oppo Watch comes with two options in display size 1.6-inch and 1.9-inch. Both the displays have 3D AMOLED panel that covers 100 per cent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. The smartwatch comes in two colours black and gold. It supports interchangeable straps as well. Oppo Watch has two physical buttons on the side that can be reprogrammed for different functionalities. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2500 processor with an Apollo 3 co-processor. The smartwatch runs ColorOS, which is claimed to be based on an unspecified version of Android.

The Oppo Watch also supports an ECG sensor, much like the Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. The Oppo Watch also comes with eSIM support, which will allow making and receiving calls, and sending SMS without having to rely on the paired phone. The smartwatch has water resistance up to 5ATM and supports VOOC charging technology.

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