Earlier this month, Oppo Germany released the specifications for the international Oppo watch, but today we receive a suitable announcement. The Oppo Global Watch may share the name with its Chinese counterpart, but has some important differences inside.
The Oppo Global Watch comes with two chipsets: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 Wear, which helps it run Wear OS, and the Ambiq Micro Apollo 3, which powers the proprietary system of what Oppo calls low power mode.
The Oppo Watch comes in two sizes, 46mm and 41mm, the former having a 1.91 “AMOLED display with 402 x 476 resolution, while the other has a 1.6” 320 x OLED. 360 pixels.
The body is constructed of 6000 series aluminum alloy, while the rear surface is plastic + ceramic on the larger version. The 41mm watch has only plastic and nothing else. Both versions feature a ‘fluororubber’ bracelet, while the stainless steel version, introduced in China, will stay at home.
The main selling point of the Oppo watch is its dual boot solution – it can run WearOS or a low-power power saving mode depending on your needs. The former brings all the cool features of the smartwatch like Google Play and GPay and OK Google, while the latter only offers the basics – time, notifications, alarms – like any other basic smart bracelet.
The two modes differ considerably in their endurance – the Oppo watch can spend between 24 and 36 hours in smart mode (respectively for 41/46 mm variants), or 14/21 days with power saving mode.
Oppo claims that 15 minutes on the magnetic charger would fill 46% of the battery and that it would take 75 minutes to reach 100%. However, this is the number for the larger size, the smaller watch can only charge up to 30% in 15 minutes despite having a smaller cell – the total capacity is 430mAh or 300mAh.
The Oppo 46mm and 41mm watches have Wi-Fi-only versions, while the larger one also comes with LTE support with an eSIM chip inside. According to the press release, carriers Vodafone, Orange, and Celcom will offer it, but you can probably use a different carrier as long as it supports eSIM and runs on the required bands.
The larger Oppo watch can be purchased in black or shiny gold, while the smaller one has three color options: black, rose gold, silver haze. The price in Europe starts at € 249, while Indian customers once again have to take out of their pocket INR 14,990 (€ 200/170) or INR 19,990 ($ 265 / € 225), depending on the size.
Pre-orders have already started, with shipments scheduled for the first half of August.