Pre-orders for the OnePlus Watch begin ahead of launch

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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This could be first look at OnePlus Watch

While the OnePlus Watch’s availability has yet to be announced, pre-orders for the upcoming smartwatch have already begun in China.

The news comes just days before the OnePlus’ virtual event at which the Chinese firm is expected to unveil the OnePlus Watch along with its OnePlus 9 series of smartphones. OnePlus Watch renders have also hit the web hinting at the smartwatch’s design.

The upcoming smartwatch will reportedly have an IP68-certified design and support for Warp Charge fast charging.

OnePlus Watch pre-orders are currently listed on the Chinese online retailer JD.com. Eager customers can reserve their smartwatch by paying a deposit of $7.60. These pre-orders will also receive a discount of $15.30 upon their final purchase. Pricing for the OnePlus Watch is still under wraps.

Listing on JD.com suggests that the smartwatch will ship with Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

Canadian YouTube channel Unbox Therapy had earlier tweeted a render hinting at the design of the OnePlus Watch. It has a patterned wrist band and appears to be circular. On the right, there are two actual buttons, one of which has the OnePlus logo on it.

The overall design of the OnePlus Watch in the leaked render appears to be very similar to that of the Oppo Watch RX. Both OnePlus and Oppo are owned by the same parent firm, BBK Electronics, and their hardware R&D operations were recently reported to have been merged.

OnePlus Watch Features (expected)

Reports suggest that the OnePlus Watch would have a 46mm dial size and will be available in Black and Silver. The smartwatch will also feature a heart rate and SpO2 monitor.

It could have fitness-tracking features and a dedicated swimming mode. The OnePlus Watch is also expected to have 4GB of onboard storage and Warp Charge technology, which promises a week’s worth of battery life in just 20 minutes of charging.

The OnePlus Watch was meant to run on Google’s Wear OS at first. OnePlus Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Pete Lau, on the other hand, recently announced that it will come with a custom operating system to provide a better experience than Wear OS.

Related: OnePlus 9 with Hasselblad camera module revealed in leaks


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