On August 2, OPPO officially announced that its OPPO Watch 3 will support the Qualcomm W5 wearable platform. The specific release date of the OPPO Watch 3 has not yet been announced, although it is expected to be declared early this month.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 wearable platforms were released on July 20. At that time, Qualcomm said that 25 terminal designs using these two new platforms and facing different market segments were under development. Franco Li, OPPO Associate Vice President, President of IoT Business, also said at that time: “OPPO and Qualcomm enjoy long-term close cooperation. OPPO Watch 3 will be released in August.”
Compared with the previous generations, the W5+ wearable platform reduces power consumption by 50%, improves performance by two times and minimizes size by 30%. This platform, which is specially built for wearable devices, adopts a hybrid architecture, including a 4nm-based system-on-chip and 22nm-based highly integrated always-on co-processor. It combines many platform innovations, including the brand-new ultra-low power Bluetooth 5.3 architecture, and low power islands for Wi-Fi, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and audio, and supports low power states such as deep sleep and hibernation.
According to prominent Chinese tech industry Weibo blogger “Digital Chatting Station,” the three-part OPPO Watch 3 series includes all intelligent Android watches, and all support the eSIM technology of independent eUICC chips. In terms of size, the first 4 nm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip is similar to the previous generation, and the ColorOS Watch system has upgraded.
According to tipsters, the OPPO Watch 3 has three models – OWW211/212/213 – and is available in black, silver, dark gray, light gold and other colors.