Reliable tipster Digital Chat Station previously stated that the Oppo Watch 3 series would be revealed on August 10. And today Oppo confirmed that information by announcing on Weibo that the Watch 3 series will be available on Wednesday.
However, round designs now dominate the WearOS market, so we are always pleased to see the introduction of a new, fully-loaded square model. The Oppo Watch 2 debuted in July of last year, so its replacement should debut around the same time this year.
According to reliable tech tip source Digital Chat Station, the Oppo Watch 3 series will be unveiled in China on August 10 with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series, along with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1.
In addition to launching a new Zhimei Life smart product, Oppo will kick off the launch event in China at 7 PM local time. Oppo posted a teaser poster that only mentions the rotating crown on the Watch 3 series. However, the company has already stated that the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC will power the Watch 3 series.
This year, three models are expected, however it’s unclear how distinctively different they will all be. The latest Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC, a long-overdue upgrade from the already powerful Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform, will be used in at least one of the three watches in the series, according to Oppo.
According to Qualcomm, the W5 and W5+ Gen 1 SoCs are twice as effective while using only half as much power as the Wear 4100.
Digital Chat Station gives a glimpse at what it claims to be the Oppo Watch 3 and the Oppo Watch 3 Pro in addition to information about that purported launch date (via another news outlet). The squircle shape that we had anticipated is present, with a higher screen-to-body ratio than the Watch 2 versions.
If you look closely, you can notice that the crystal on the Pro model appears to be more curved. They are displayed here with some lovely leather (or imitation leather) straps. These smartwatches could possibly include an LTPO display and ECG monitoring capabilities.
They should come in four colors: black, silver, dark gray, and pale gold, as DCS revealed a few weeks ago. Last but not least, eSIM support sounds like a possibility but is not a given.
Regarding potential plans for a Watch 3 global release, we have not yet received any information. The two preceding versions were first introduced in China, with India following a few days later. A few months after its initial introduction, only the first generation watch—complete with new hardware—arrived in Europe.