OnePlus is gearing up for another watch release with the Watch 2, the company’s second entry into the smartwatch space. The most recent leaks show renders of the OnePlus Watch 2 with key specs, like a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset.
The OnePlus Watch debuted in 2021 and didn’t do well on shelves. The main redeeming factor was the AMOLED display, which displayed lackluster software that made the watch more of a fitness tracker than a “smartwatch.”
This year, it looks like OnePlus is trying to change things up. New OnePlus Watch 2 leaks have appeared online, showcasing high-resolution device renders along with internal specs (via MySmartPrice). The first component is the display, which measures 1.49 inches and is powered by an AMOLED panel.
The chassis of the watch has a very similar appearance to the Galaxy Watch series, with the strap connectors being the most familiar aspect. The Watch 2 also has a similar thickness to Samsung’s wearable series. The side has a strange protrusion with buttons at the top and bottom. If we had to guess, this bar would contain a capacitive sensor to mimic a static crown, where you can slide your finger up and down to scroll or navigate the OnePlus Watch 2.
According to the source, the Watch 2 offers two simple strap options: white and black. Internally, a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip will be present to power the watch and its AMOLED screen. This SoC is also present in the Huawei Watch 4 Pro for comparison. The watch will also likely continue to use the same RTOS and will not carry Wear OS in any way.
Launch timing is unknown at this time. These leaked OnePlus Watch 2 renders were based on actual prototype images, which would suggest that OnePlus isn’t quite ready to launch the Watch 2 yet.
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