In December of 2019, Chinese tech giant Oppo at its Inno Day conference announced plans to bring smartwatches, which would be introduced in the first quarter of 2020. The news has been confirmed by Oppo VP Brian Shen by posting a new teaser image on the Twitter. The watch is said to come with a curved screen and 3D glass protection and will sport a metal frame.
Here's another look at the forthcoming OPPO Watch. ???? The curved screen and 3D glass will be a game changer. ???? pic.twitter.com/ozbl9BXNZq— Brian Shen (@BrianShenYiRen) February 17, 2020
Shen didn’t reveal any further specifications. However, a recent rumour suggests that the upcoming first-generation Oppo Watch would come with ECG support, as seen in the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5. The presence of the ECG support on the smartwatch will help Oppo outshine Mi Watch, which doesn't have the necessary hardware to enable EGC reports. The smartwatch is also claimed to support interchangeable wrist straps.
The upcoming Oppo Watch would have two physical buttons on the right side, unlike the crown that is available on the Apple Watch. The watch is also expected to come with a flexible display.
Oppo was expected to launch the smartwatch alongside the Find X2 smartphone the at MWC 2020 in Barcelona. However, now as the MWC 2020 is no more, the company might launch the device sometime in March.
While posting the teaser image on Twitter, Shen has mentioned that the curved screen and 3D glass of the Oppo Watch would be a “game changer.” He, however, hasn't elaborated on the aesthetics that are likely to be in line with some of the recently launched Chinese smartwatches, including the Mi Watch.