The OnePlus Watch has already been confirmed to be officially unveiled at OnePlus 9 launch event which takes place today (March 23), but we already have a solid indication of how much it will cost ahead of the live stream.
The leak comes from trusted insider Ishan Agarwal who took to Twitter to confirm that the OnePlus Watch will start from â¬ 150 in European markets. This would convert to around $ 178 / Â£ 128.
Oddly enough, Agarwal was quick to advise people not to convert the European price into local currencies, saying “it will be different”. However, we still expect the smartwatch to sell for roughly the same price in the United States.
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
While each leak should be taken with a fair amount of skepticism, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that the watch will be sold at an “affordable price.” Thus, the pieces all fit together.
If accurate, then the OnePlus Watch would undermine a lot of its competition. Including the Amazfit GTS 2 and it would be significantly cheaper than devices from market leaders like the Apple Watch 3 (now the Apple Watch SE for all intents and purposes) and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
While we’re set to see more of the OnePlus Watch at the upcoming OnePlus event, we already have a pretty solid idea of what will the watch look like courtesy of Unpack therapy.
The watch itself looks surprisingly like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, due to its round dial, rubber strap that folds in on itself, and two buttons on the right side. It’s a slick design, if not particularly revolutionary.
Other leaks (via Voice) have hinted that the watch will be available in several special editions, including a cobalt alloy model with a leather strap and sleeker case as well as a Cyberpunk 2077 edition – which we probably would have been more excited about ago. some months .
In terms of functionality the laptop would be chasing the fitness crowd, with Agarwal tweeting that the watch will be “complete in terms of at least training functionality”. To that end, we would like to see a built-in GPS, but given the affordability that’s probably wishful thinking.
Battery life is the other area where the OnePlus Watch looks set to shine, as it reportedly supports OnePlus’ super-fast Warp Charge technology. The watch will be, according to Agarwal, delivers up to a week of charge in about 20 minutes.
All signs point to some very compelling technology, which will be a great entry-level product for those who may never have had a smartwatch before. Of course, for now, we’re just running away from leaks that could turn out to be fake, luckily we don’t have long to wait for the official word.
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