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Release Date, Price & Specs Rumours

Following on from the recent successes of its Nord and 8 Pro smartphones, rumours are gathering pace that OnePlus could be about to introduce its first smartwatch. Rumours that have been around for a long time, we might add. So, what will it look like, cost and when can you expect to have one on your wrist?

We gather together everything we know so far about the OnePlus Watch.

When will the OnePlus Watch be released?

As the device itself has yet to be confirmed, there’s no official release date. There was a glimmer of hope that it would be unveiled at the OnePlus 8T event but we only got the OnePlus Buds Z in addition to the phones.

Although we’ve been waiting for the OP Watch for years, the firm has at least hinted that it’s coming soon. Check out this tweet, which refers to a post by former CEO, Carl Pei, back in 2016 where he revealed 2015 sketches for the smartwatch.

How much will the OnePlus Watch cost?

Again, there are no firm details on cost. Some are pointing to the likes of the Oppo Watch that arrived on 30 October and cost £229/$296, as the brand is a stablemate of OnePlus, alongside Realme and Vivo.

Vivo has also released a smartwatch recently, the Vivo Watch, although it has yet to make its way to Europe or North America. In China, it’s priced around the £160/$200 mark, although those figures would rise with taxes in other territories.

With these in mind, and taking into account OnePlus’ positioning as a premium brand that offers amazing prices on its products, we think there’s a good chance that the OnePlus Watch could hit the £299/$299 mark.

Hopefully, we’re wrong and it will be cheaper, but that’s the feeling we have at the moment. Of course, we’ll update this article if an actual figure becomes available.

What design and specs will the OnePlus Watch have?

So far, the rumours surrounding the upcoming OnePlus have mainly centred on its design rather than components. Particularly, the fact that the display is almost certain to be round rather than the squarer construction currently found on the likes of the Apple Watch, and Oppo’s pictured above.

One of the primary sources for this rumour is @maxJmb who has been on-the-money with predictions for other news related to OnePlus in the past.

Early in September, he posted the following tweet on this account, with the cryptic message that the spelling of “Wotch” rather than ‘Watch’ was a clue to the circular aesthetic that OnePlus would be adopting with its wearable device.

This would give the new watch a more striking look than those that follow in the footsteps of Apple’s all-conquering Watch and bring the OnePlus creation more into the territory of the excellent Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 that we reviewed recently.

OnePlus Watch release date, price and rumours: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Other than the outer appearance, the only real details we have about the internals, which again are just rumours at this point, are that OnePlus could use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset to power the device.

Contrary to expectations, MaxJmb returned to Twitter to state that the OnePlus watch won’t come running Google’s Wear OS wearables operating system and will instead operate on a different software platform entirely, perhaps one of OnePlus’ own design.

Hopefully, we’ll know more about the OnePlus Watch soon, but if you want to know what it will be up against when it finally arrives, take a look at our roundup of the best smartwatches.

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