2020 has been a crazy year for OnePlus and its fans. The company went from delivering flagship killers to launching a flagship device of its own. OnePlus then went on to launch Nord, its first mid-range device since 2015. And if the rumors are true, we might soon see a smartwatch from OnePlus. Let’s check out all the rumors, leaks, specs, and expected launch date of OnePlus Watch.
Expanding Product Portfolios
Today, smartphone manufacturers don’t just design and launch smartphones. Almost all the major brands have their own lineup of smartphone accessories and they are trying to enter the AIoT market segment as well. Brands like Xiaomi have actually been pretty successful with this business approach.
OnePlus has also gained success with its Bullets lineup of neckband earphones. This year, it also stepped into the TWS market with OnePlus Buds. Similarly, OnePlus also expanded its lineup of TV this year. It also has OnePlus Pay to compete against Google Pay. Amidst this, the news of OnePlus launching a smartwatch won’t surprise anyone.
OnePlus Smartwatch Rumors
The story of OnePlus smartwatch is similar to that of the Pixel Watch. We have been hearing about them for a while now but none of them have launched yet. In fact, rumors of the OnePlus smartwatch are even older than that of the Pixel Watch. OnePlus even confirmed that they were once working on a smartwatch. CEO Pete Lau hinted in 2016 that they had to stop the work as the final design was not satisfactory.
In the recent news, OnePlus Watch was spotted in an Indonesian certification listing. As XDA Developers reports, OnePlus Watch has appeared in Telecoms Licensing System’s database. It has a model name of W301GB. Unfortunately, the listing does not reveal anything beyond that.
It is expected that the upcoming OnePlus watch will be inspired by Oppo Watch in one way or another. The two companies are subsidiaries of BBK Electronics and we have seen products from OnePlus that resemble Oppo’s product. For example, the OnePlus 8 Pro shares a lot of features with Oppo Find X2 Pro. XDA Developers’ report also points to the fact that the Sinoppel Device PTE LTD (listed supplier for OnePlus Watch) was previously registered as Singapore Oppo Electronics PTE LTD.
OnePlus Watch Expected Availability
Rumors suggest OnePlus could unveil the smartwatch alongside other mid-range devices that are expected to launch later this year.
|Smartwatch Model||Expected Availability|
|OnePlus Watch||Late 2020|
- Check out our review of the OnePlus Nord.