We know the OnePlus Watch is confirmed to appear to OnePlus 9 launch event on March 23, but now we have a better idea of ââhow much that will cost too.
According to the OnePlus series leaker Ishan Agarwal, the Chinese company’s portable debut will cost around â¬ 150 in the European market (which converts to around $ 178 / Â£ 128 / AU $ 230).
At this price range, the OnePlus Watch cuts the cost of launching many of its mid-range smartwatch competitors, including the Amazfit GTS 2, and would be significantly cheaper than more premium options like the Apple Watch SE and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
Of course, it’s worth taking every rumor with a healthy dose of salt, even though we already know the watch is about to hit the market at an “affordable price,” according to recent comments from the CEO of OnePlus Pete Lau on a business forum.
OnePlus Watch will start at around â¬ 150 for the European / EU market. Official renderings of the black and silver versions below. Do NOT convert into your own currencies and pay the price! It will be different. # OnePlus9Series #OnePlusWatch pic.twitter.com/j8e1Hi9rnoMarch 22, 2021
Agarwal also advises to be cautious when converting this expected European price into other currencies – he warns that they “will be different” than expected – but these conversions nonetheless offer a good indicator of the rough figure expected from the OnePlus. Watch the world.
What we expect to see
Despite its imminent official announcement, we’ve already seen what the OnePlus Watch will look like – and we also have an idea of ââwhat its internal components might look like.
A tweet posted by popular tech YouTuber Unbox Therapy revealed a circular case, two visible side buttons and a rubber strap; a design that most rumors predicted.
Be careful! We have a lot more to show on March 23 ð https://t.co/xpsgV8hk9kMarch 19, 2021
The design looks like the circular Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (without the touch dial), but that single image doesn’t reveal much else about the watch. We know it should arrive in a silver color variant (thanks, Android Central), in addition to the black color of the housing shown above.
We also know the OnePlus Watch won’t come running Google’s Wear OS software, suggesting we might see it using its own proprietary operating system (rather than Apple’s watchOS or rival Samsung’s Tizen OS). Previous leaks also indicated that this was the case.
However, all of our questions will be answered on March 23, so be sure to stay tuned to TechRadar for our coverage of the OnePlus 9 launch event.
Going through Android Authority