Oppo Watch 2 will be launched on July 27th because the company hopes to build on the success of its smartwatch debut last year.
Oppo officially confirmed the launch and existence of smarwstartch on the Chinese social media network Weibo, but there have been quite a few leaks revealing the details we might expect.
The design of Oppo Watch has not changed significantly compared with the preview picture. Please keep in mind that the last version is available in 41mm and 46mm versions, but there is no news about the multiple sizes of Oppo Watch 2.
But the technology under the hood does seem to have changed.
The good news is that Oppo Watch appears to be running the Snapdragon 4100 processor, which will provide the best performance and a clear path to running the upcoming Wear OS update. It also seems likely to run Color OS on Wear OS, just as it did in the original version.
However, it seems as if Oppo will also run its own chipset in parallel, which rumors suggest is an Apollo4s chip, which has been jointly developed by Oppo and Ambiq. The role of this second chip, it seems, is to help the Oppo Watch 2 hand off more features to the low power processor, thus extending battery life. There’s no word on what that battery life estimate could be.
Last year’s Oppo Watch excelled in our in-depth review, and has become one of the best choices on the Wear OS platform.
Couple improved battery life and hardware, with the improvements heralded in Wear OS 3.0, including Fitbit-based activity tracking, and the Oppo Watch 2 could be very exciting indeed.
We’ll know more after the event on 27 July.