Oppo Watch 3 with the latest Snapdragon chipset gets a release date – Times of India

Oppo is expected to expand its wearable portfolio with the addition of a new Oppo Watch. The Chinese smartphone maker is likely to announce the Oppo Watch 3 soon, which is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest smartwatch chipset. According to a report by Notebookcheck, Oppo could be the first company to bring a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1-powered smartwatch to the market. The Oppo Watch 3 is tipped to launch on August 10 and images of the upcoming smartwatch have been leaked online. The rendered images reveal that the company has renovated the design of the flagship smartwatch from its predecessor the Oppo Watch 2. Moreover, the report also suggests that Oppo Watch 3 may arrive in two versions.
Oppo Watch 3 availability
The report couldn’t confirm whether the upcoming smartwatch Oppo Watch 3 will be released in markets outside China. The original Oppo Watch is now available globally but the company took a while before it started offering the smartwatch outside its domestic market. Meanwhile, the Oppo Watch 2 remains a China-only product as the company continues to sell the Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered inaugural Oppo Watch globally. The report also suggests that the company might not share any details on the upcoming smartwatch’s global launch while releasing it in China.

Oppo Watch 3 expected design and specifications
As per the report, the alleged render of the Oppo Watch 3 has been shared on Weibo which indicates two versions of the upcoming smartwatch with different designs. The report also suggests that one of the versions will be the base model while the other one is expected to be the Pro variant. The images have revealed that one model has a digital crown and an elongated display whereas, the other variant resembles an Apple Watch without its signature digital crown, the report claims
Qualcomm has recently unveiled two flagship smartwatch chipsets and the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 is one of them. As per the report, the Oppo Watch 3 is expected to come powered by the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset which is based on a 4 nm node and promises to deliver superior performance and improved battery life compared to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ platforms. The report also mentions that the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 shares its CPU cores with its predecessor, but the node shift is expected to offer an edge over its predecessor. Moreover, the latest chipset also uses a significantly more powerful GPU than the Snapdragon Wear 4100.

The Oppo Watch 3 is likely to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro as they are expected to be released almost at the same time. The Sout Korea-based tech giant has also scheduled a Galaxy Unpacked launch event on the same date.
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