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OPPO Watch 2 leaks ahead of July 27 launch, but will it get the new Wear OS 3?

Here's what we know so far about the second-gen OPPO Watch.

Published onJuly 26, 2021

OPPO Watch in hand showing apps
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
  • Renders of the OPPO Watch 2 have leaked.
  • Successor to the Wear OS-powered OPPO Watch, the new wearable will launch on July 27.

Oppo’s first smartwatch with Wear OS is getting an upgrade on July 27 in the form of the OPPO Watch 2. Over the weekend, we got to see clear renders of the new smartwatch courtesy of leaker Evan Blass.

In the four images of the OPPO Watch 2 leaked by Blass, we see a square-shaped device that looks akin to its predecessor. It’s got two buttons on the right side and the renders depict blue, red, and black colorways for the straps.

One of the leaked images of the OPPO Watch 2 shows that it’ll have the ability to receive calls, something we also saw on the original OPPO Watch. A retail listing of the smartwatch on China’s confirms that it’ll feature eSIM support in its home market. This was also the case with the previous OPPO Watch. However, it remains to be seen if the second-gen OPPO Watch will come with eSIM capabilities globally.

Meanwhile, another render of the OPPO Watch 2 shows map directions on display. This suggests the device could come with built-in GPS like the first-gen OPPO Watch.

OPPO Watch 2 specs

Under the hood, the OPPO Watch 2 could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Plus SoC coupled with the Ambiq Apollo 4s coprocessor. The second chip is expected to help the smartwatch run a low-powered RTOS in addition to the main operating system.

As for the latter, it’s unclear if the OPPO Watch 2 will feature Wear OS this time around. With the Snapdragon 4100 Plus at its core, the wearable should technically be able to run Google’s new Wear OS 3. However, Google recently shared a list of current and future supported devices for the software and the OPPO Watch 2 wasn’t on it. That said, things could change by the time the OPPO Watch 2 steps out of China.

Elsewhere, the OPPO Watch 2 is rumored to have seven models divided into 42mm and 46mm sizes. It might get 16GB of storage, up from 8GB on the current model. It is also tipped to feature stress detection, remote camera control, a tweaked UI, and a new Relax app. However, these findings only pertain to the Chinese model of the smartwatch.

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