- OnePlus Watch was launched in India back in 2021.
- The upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s wearable SoC.
- The Watch 2 could be powered by Google’s WearOS software.
The OnePlus Watch 2 is one of the much-anticipated devices from OnePlus, which is expected to launch towards the end of 2023 or early 2024. The much-awaited smart wearable from OnePlus will be the successor to the OnePlus Watch from 2021, which was priced at Rs 14,999 in India. The company entered the wearable space back in 2021 with the launch of the OnePlus Band and the Watch was also launched in the same year.
However, in India, the company did not launch the successor of the Watch or the Band in 2022. Instead, we got the OnePlus Nord Watch, the first wearable under the Nord branding. Now, fast-forward to November 2023, we have some news on the OnePlus Watch 2 as the device has been spotted on the BIS certification site in India. Let’s take a look at more details.
OnePlus Watch 2 India Launch Could Happen Soon
The OnePlus Watch 2 with the “OPWWE231” model number has been spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards website. This listing hints that the company might be looking to launch the new smartwatch in the upcoming weeks. Based on previous leaks, the Watch 2 from OnePlus is expected to launch in early 2024, which could happen alongside the launch of the OnePlus 12.
In India, OnePlus has already established itself as a prominent smartphone brand and thanks to its budget and premium offerings, the company has also made its name in the audio world with the likes of Nord Buds, Buds Z series, and Buds Pro series devices. With the launch of the OnePlus Watch 2 in India, the smartphone maker could make its name in the premium smartwatch segment with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
OnePlus Watch 2: What We Know So Far
While there is no official confirmation yet, there are already a couple of specs that excite us. Firstly, the Watch 2 is expected to come with Wear OS instead of custom OS 一 this is a big move as the Watch 2 will have features like Google Play, more app support, native WhatsApp, Google Assistant, and much more. Secondly, the Watch is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset, which is specially built for wearables.
In terms of other features, we can expect the Watch 2 to come with a circular AMOLED screen with at least a couple of buttons on the side. We can also expect the device to pack in a plethora of health and fitness-centric features. Lastly, we are also expecting the Watch 2 to pack in fast charging.