Oppo’s design could assist distinguish it from different Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 fashions

Within the years for the reason that Apple Watch burst on the wearable scene with top-notch options, efficiency, and elegance that also makes Android smartwatches envious, loads of Chinese language OEMs with budget-oriented merchandise have tried to stray as near Apple’s design IP as doable — albeit with delicate variations in type and performance. Oppo is ready to launch the Watch 3 this month, and a latest leak suggests its physique is as almost Apple Watch-y because it will get, whereas nonetheless managing to throw us a curve ball.


Leaker Evan Blass tweeted pictures of the Oppo Watch 3, displaying off a chassis and show which mimics the curve of your arm, not not like some health trackers. In distinction, the Oppo Watch 2 was basically a flat block of glass and metallic strapped to your wrist. The pictures showcase two case finishes — silver and black — and at the very least two strap choices: a tan leather-like materials, and one other of black silicone.

Regardless of the curved chassis and glass design, the Oppo Watch 3 retains a number of design similarity to the Apple Watch. The show is rectangular, with rounded corners, and a digital crown on the aspect permits interplay with the consumer interface components. The watch faces we see within the pictures additionally function components resembling which can be positive harking back to Apple’s wearable.

Moreover the similarities in design, we do not know a ton about what to anticipate from Oppo’s upcoming wearable. The model confirmed that the machine would debut in August and tipsters consider the announcement is ready for August 10 — the identical day Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 will break cowl. Do not get your hopes up, although, as a result of that launch is China-only, and whereas it is doable we’ll see it adopted by an India debut quickly after, Oppo hasn’t formally introduced plans for a worldwide launch.

The one large element we do have, is that like Samsung’s wearable, Oppo has confirmed that the Watch 3 will use Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip. Qualcomm says the brand new chip is considerably extra environment friendly than the Snapdragon Put on 4100, which powers a few of our favourite smartwatches.