Oppo Watch 3 with Snapdragon W5+ to launch August 10th, first pics
Oppo has shared a promotional poster on its upcoming Watch 3. It confirms the device will come packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ processor. The device will launch on August 10th at 7 pm (local time) in China.
This will make the company the first to come up with a watch supporting the new platform. Mobvoi will follow closely after.
The W5+ chip was announced a few weeks ago. It is built on the 4nm process, it comes with twice as better user experience, 30% smaller size, and a slew of other improvements. All of this translates into battery and performance upgrades.
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Qualcomm has said devices might get up to 50% longer battery life. Whether this turns out to be the case remains to be seen. Similar to the Apple Watch, poor battery life has long been a sticking point of WearOS watches.
Oppo Watch 3, possible specs, first pics
It is expected that Oppo Watch 3 series will see the light of day later this month. A teaser for the upcoming device was shared by the company early this morning. It confirms the new chip that will power the next generation of its watches. So we will be getting the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 along with the Apollo 4 Plus co-processor.
Oppo Watch 2 was launched about a year ago. The device comes packing the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip along with a dual operating system. It has a 1.91 inch display and a slew of fitness sensors under the hood including built-in GPS. Battery life is an excellent 16 days between charges but this is because the device runs on the lightweight ColorOS rather than WearOS.
Few details are known about the upcoming third generation product. The only info out there comes from Digital Chat station. They expect that there will be three models, all featuring a high screen-to-body ratio and the watches and a “micro arc square dial design”. The device has, what appears to be, a metallic chassis with a rotatable crown on its right edge.
A couple of images of what’s claimed to be the Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro have surfaced on Weibo. These reveal a few of the design options.
A recent tweet from Evan Blass shows off a few more pics of the upcoming device.
Oppo has not confirmed the actual launch date, but it will fall August. Digital Chat Station is more specific, stating that Watch 3 series will arrive on August 10. Whether or not this turns out to be the case, we expect the company to be at IFA in Berlin during the first week of September proudly showcasing its latest timepiece. IFA is Europe’s biggest annual tech gathering.
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