The OnePlus Watch is still too much of a moving target to know much. However, we may have just learned one of its key design elements.
Max J., a leaker who has regularly provided accurate information on OnePlus products, claims that the OnePlus watch will have a round face, unlike the segment-leading Apple Watch 5.
Max J. had attempted to divulge this information a day earlier with this tweet. Unfortunately, his image was too subtle for his followers to understand, hence today’s clarification.
Many don’t seem to understand it so I am clarifying it. The watch is circular. WOTCH https://t.co/HkevfvMfgTSeptember 10, 2020
Having a round face means OnePlus is aiming for something that looks more like a traditional watch or the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, rather than something more unique like the square Apple Watch or something that looks like a fitness tracker. . Although the Apple Watch 6 is expected to appear next week at an event on September 15, rumors don’t suggest Apple is moving to a circular design.
It also means that it won’t share a resemblance to the Oppo Watch or the Vivo Watch, the wearable devices offered by OnePlus’ stable mates under parent company BBK Electronics. Both use a rectangular design rather than a round one, although that doesn’t mean they won’t share components and features with OnePlus.
For example, its processor and operating system. The Oppo Watch runs on a Snapdragon Wear 3100 and Google’s Wear operating system, and while we expected any new smartwatch to use the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset, the operating system would likely stay the same.
2020 saw OnePlus significantly expand its product line. Not only have we seen the OnePlus North emerge as the company’s all-new mid-range phone, but also the debut of the OnePlus Buds, the company’s first true wireless earbuds.
We expect the OnePlus 8T, a mid-life update to the existing OnePlus 8, to arrive around October if the schedules for previous years are in line. OnePlus could therefore take the opportunity to also show the Watch, assuming it is ready. Otherwise, the next event we can predict for OnePlus would probably be next April for the OnePlus 9 series.