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OPPO launches its ColorOS-powered Apple Watch clone
Today, OPPO announced its latest Find X2 series of smartphones, and alongside them, it officially revealed the much-anticipated Apple Watch…I mean OPPO Watch. This is the company’s first foray into the smartwatch market, and even though it takes many design cues from the competition, it still looks promising.
OPPO announced the device during its live-streamed launch event, though it was a little overshadowed by the smartphone segment. The company revealed more about the device over on its website, including the design dimensions, its features, and what’s running under the hood.
The OPPO Watch features a 46mm chassis, a 402 x 473 1.91-inch OLED screen, fitness tracking, a heart rate sensor, water-resistance up to 50 meters, and eSIM support. It also supports OPPO’s latest VOOC fast-charging, which should charge the watch up to 46 percent in about 15 minutes. OPPO says it should last for approximately 40 hours with normal usage or up to 21 days with its built-in power-saving mode.
What’s really interesting about the watch is the software. The company claims the OPPO Watch is running a version of ColorOS tailored for wearable devices instead of Google’s WearOS. OPPO also says the device may run different software depending on the market, but it’s not very clear about this.
Customers in China will be able to get their hands on the OPPO Watch on March 24, and we expect to see a global launch towards the end of April. It will be available for 1,499 yuan (~$215), which seems like a pretty reasonable price tag for what you are getting.