The smartwatch market has experienced a growing trend in recent years, and while the major players on that stage are mainly Apple and Samsung, there are other brands that come up with their own versions of the perfect smartwatch idea.
Oppo is such a brand, the Chinese manufacturer has been at the forefront of smartphone innovation for quite some time and now the company wants to bring its expertise and aggressive R&D policy to smartwatches.
Oppo Watch3 aims at the jugular vein of the Apple Watch
Now the sentence above may have been overused, but it’s true, and looking at the design photos (there are leaked renders everywhere), it’s clear where Oppo is headed with the Watch 3. According to the renowned Chinese tipster. Digital Chat StationThe Oppo Watch 3 series will feature three different models (model numbers OWW211/212/213), with slightly different design and features.
Oppo Watch 3 Official Announcement Date
All leaks aside, now we have official confirmation from Oppo (via his Weibo page) that the Oppo Watch 3 series will be officially announced on August 10, 19:00 local time.
The teaser image shows us a couple of things – first, the design of the entire watch is slightly curved. And secondly, there is a crown on the side (probably rotating). Given the previously leaked images showed a different design (with side buttons), we can safely assume that this is the top model pictured in the teaser.
The official teaser for the Oppo Watch 3 series
However, unlike the Apple Watch, the rotating crown is centered on the right-hand side and there also appears to be a slight curve on the sides of the display (along with the large curve of the entire glass on the front).
Oppo Watch 3 Specifications
The specs are still labeled “rumours” at this point, but we’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Oppo Watch 3. The watch is considered a design and hardware refinement of the previous model, the Oppo. 3, with a Snapdragon 4100 chipset, a 1.91-inch AMOLED display and curved sides on the front glass.
The design of the upcoming Oppo Watch 3
Battery life is another major focus, and the new Oppo watch is believed to last for four full days on a single charge in mixed use, and up to a whopping 16 days in Power Saver. There are some unknown variables at this point, mainly related to the price of the three models and availability, especially in the US.
Oppo Watch 3 specs at a glance (rumours):
- Display: 1.91-inch LTPO AMOLED with variable refresh rate
- Curved front glass design
- Revolving crown (on the top model)
- Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset
- NFC, SpO2 tracking, ECG, sleep tracking
- 4 days battery life (16 days in Power Saver)
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