OnePlus has embarked on a real diversification strategy this year by launching no less than six different smartphones: the OnePlus 8 Pro , the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8T on the high end, and the OnePlus North, OnePlus N10 and OnePlus N100 on the midrange.
But it would seem that this is not enough for the brand. Pete Lau, the CEO of the company, has indeed confirmed the launch of a connected watch for next year.
The connected watch market, as everyone knows, is quite complicated.
The OnePlus Watch exists and it will be released in 2021
Apple indeed reigns supreme in the sector. The Apple Watch even manages to sell better than many traditional watches.
On the Android side, the situation is a little different, but that does not prevent manufacturers from continuing their investments. Samsung and Xiaomi in fact renew their ranges every year and some newcomers like Oppo also want to carve out a piece of the pie.
However, a new major competitor intends to launch into the sector next year: OnePlus.
Pete Lau has indeed taken the floor this week to reveal that the OnePlus Watch is not just a myth or a fantasy. It does exist and the project is even approaching its completion. Better yet, he said, it would only be a matter of months before the product was officially presented to the world.
No date, and no technical info
OnePlus is counting on a presentation from next year.
On the other hand, Pete Lau does not advance any date, he is content to mention the beginning of next year. It is therefore unclear whether the OnePlus Watch will be released in the first or second quarter instead. For the moment, the brand has other things to do with the upcoming launch of the OnePlus 9 anyway.
In writing, we are obviously very excited to discover the OnePlus Watch – OnePlus is a brand that we indeed love a lot. On the other hand, we hope that this new watch will not just be a rebranded Oppo Watch. Oppo and OnePlus are indeed very linked, as we have seen with the OnePlus 8T which has the same fast charge as the Oppo Find X2 Pro and Reno4 Pro.