Update: The OPPO Watch 2 is now up for reservations through JD.com in China. Shown below are some of the posters of the smartwatch that can be found in the retailer listing.
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OPPO entered the smartwatch market for the first time with the announcement of the OPPO Watch. During the unveiling event of the Reno6 series in May, the company teased the arrival of its successor. Today, it took to its Weibo handle to confirm the launch date of the OPPO Watch 2 for the Chinese market.
OPPO will be announcing Watch 2 at 3 PM (local time) on July 27 in China. Unfortunately, the launch date poster has no clue on the features and specs of the Watch 2. Past leaks have revealed that the Watch 2 will have a square-shaped dial and will come in two sizes such as 42mm and 46m.
While the Snapdragon Wear 3100 powered the original OPPO Watch, its successor is likely to come equipped with the more powerful Snapdragon Wear 4100. It is likely to be accompanied by a custom Apollo 4 secondary SoC. It is likely to run on ColorOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo in the Chinese market, while the global edition is expected to feature the Wear OS. At present, there is no word on the arrival of its global version.
The OPPO Watch offered 8 GB of internal storage, but the Watch 2 is rumored to come with a massive 16 GB built-in storage. The Watch 2 is also speculated to come with other specs like e-SIM for LTE connectivity, new watch faces, and a renewed stress detection app.
OPPO is said to be working on an ECG version of Watch 2. It is unclear whether this device will be launching as the OPPO Watch Free or with some other moniker. It may go official sometime after the launch of Watch 2.