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Oppo Watch 2 first pics teased, official release on July 27th

Oppo has teased the launch of Oppo Watch 2 for July 27th. The device is expected to come packing the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip, along with 16GB storage and eSIM support.

The company has released a few poster images earlier today stating the date and time of the official unveiling in China, but little else. Oppo writes “a shot at the ceiling of Android watches” (translation from Chinese).

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Here’s another teaser, this one reveals a bit more.

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Other details have leaked earlier on Weibo and elsewhere.


Oppo Watch 2 technical specs

You can see below all the different models that are expected as per details spotted in the code (via XDA Developers). This includes two size variants, 46mm and 42mm, along with various colour choices. All together there are seven different iterations.

Oppo Watch 2
model numbers
Size
Color (derived from heaxdecimal values)
OW20W3
46mm
Dusty Gray
OW20W1
46mm
Mine Shaft
OW20W1
46mm
Steel Blue
OW20W2
46mm
Mine Shaft
OW20W2
42mm
Gold Sand
OW20W2
42mm
Water Leaf
OW20W2
42mm
Matisse

This implies that Oppo has chosen to retain the size choices from the first generation timepiece. But other things have changed.

Perhaps the biggest upgrade is that the next timepiece will feature the Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor and an Apollo 4s secondary chip. The original comes with the 3100 chip. This is referred to as “msm8937_32go) in the firmware file which is apparently the same code that is mentioned in the Mobvoi TicWatch 3 Pro firmware.

Watches with the latest Qualcomm chip are few and far between. Mobvoi TicWatch 3 Pro is one of the handful that come with the latest tech. Having said that, we are expecting more devices to join this exclusive club in the near future. This includes the new Motorola watches which might land in the coming weeks.

The other Oppo Watch 2 upgrade that is currently known is a boost in native storage. This will be doubled to 16GB. Plus there’s mention of eSIM support. Further info points to a selection of new watch faces, stress detection, a new Relax app and something called the Gaming Mode. The international version of the watch is expected to run on WearOS while the Chinese version will run on proprietary software.

Interestingly, the smartwatch is already listed on China JD.com prior to launch. The image of the device shows something that looks very much like the first generation watch. Hence we get a square-shaped dial with rounded corners once again. But it does look narrower than the original.

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Oppo Watch 2?

The two physical buttons can be found on the right once again. There’s talk and hints Oppo might be releasing a circular version of the device, as well.

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Oppo Watch 2 price and release date

As mentioned above, the official reveal will be on July 27th at 3PM local time in China. The JD.com listing states a price that is obviously incorrect – so we don’t know yet what Oppo Watch 2 will sell for. Expect something above a $300 price-point.

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A couple of months ago the company had secured the EU naming rights to Oppo Watch Free. We suspect this is an amended version of the original device. It is not clear yet what upgrades are in store but the name and registration details suggest this will be a more sporty take on the first generation watch.

Source: Sparrownews

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