21 July 2021
Oppo is reportedly ready to announce a new smartwatch that will be called Oppo Watch 2. This will be a direct successor to the original Oppo Watch from the last year. The under-development smartwatch is tipped to be packed with modern hardware and software experiences.
The biggest addition is that the Oppo Watch 2 is reported to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. This is the latest wearable chipset that Qualcomm has to offer. There is currently only one smartwatch i.e. TicWatch Pro 3 that makes use of the most powerful chipset meant for wearables.
The tipster behind the leak mentioned that he noticed that the processor is listed as “msm8937_32go” in the build property file. This is similar to how TicWatch Pro 3 firmware build lists processor i.e. "msm8937". It is further said to have seven variants available in different color options. It will have four variants in 42mm wrist size and three variants in 46mm wrist size. There is expected to be 16GB of onboard storage.
The Oppo Watch 2 is tipped to run Android 8.1 out of the box in China. For the global markets, it is expected to ship with Google's new Wear OS operating system. We already know that Google has teamed up with Samsung to merge Tizen with Wear OS and deliver a better and more efficient user experience to users. It will be interesting to see if Oppo's smartwatch will deliver this new software or not.