Oppo Vice President and President of Global Marketing, Brian Shen, took to Twitter this morning (or evening in Shenzhen time) to show off the firm’s forthcoming smartwatch. The device was first announced and teased at Oppo’s Innovation Day back in December.
Shen pointed out the device will boast a “curved screen and 3D glass” he said would be a “game changer” for smartwatches. The image shows the Oppo watch to be square in shape with curvaceous edges on its left and right-hand side.
The Chinese timepiece is also powered on and shows a trio of digitally animated analogue hands and an Oppo logo at the top. As was teased back in December, the hardware is exhibited with a leather strap.
You might be thinking that Oppo’s forthcoming wearable looks all too familiar. That’s because the device looks extremely like the Apple Watch.
Although parts of the device are obscured in the latest image, the square shape and all-screen design is certainly reminiscent of the Apple Watch Series 4 and onwards. That said, it doesn’t look like Oppo’s device will boast any kind of Digital Crown alternative.
Shen’s latest tweet is the first time Oppo’s forthcoming smartwatch has been shown off on a Western social media platform. Last month it was claimed the Vice President – who apparently goes by the name “Confident Eyebrows” on Chinese social network Weibo – posted an image of a device on the platform. Express.co.uk was unable to verify this, however.
Just like the newest image from Shen, the hardware was displayed to be square in shape but appeared to feature a silicone strap, instead of a leather one.
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Additionally, the wearable was also shown with two buttons on its left-hand side that’ll presumably be used to navigate its operating system.
There’s still so much we don’t know about Oppo’s forthcoming smartwatch. It’s unclear what software the device will run (although we’re betting Oppo is working on a proprietary operating system for it rather than leveraging Google’s Wear OS), how much it will cost and when it will release.
It was expected the new device would be unveiled at Oppo’s MWC showcase on February 22, however this has since been postponed due to coronavirus fears.
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It’s likely Oppo will reschedule its hardware event, although it’s unclear when this could be.
In addition to a new smartwatch, Oppo was also expected to unveil its new Find X2 flagship and a new pair of headphones at MWC.
Of course, Express.co.uk will keep you updated with all the latest from the Chinese tech giant.