The Original OnePlus Watch made its debut in March 2021 and received a mix of reviews with some claiming it was a ‘glorified fitness tracker’ than an actual smartwatch. The words on the street have it that OnePlus is gearing up for its next-gen smartwatch aptly named the OnePlus Watch 2 tipped to arrive in 2024.
OnePlus Watch 2 likely in the works
The news comes from tipster Max Jambor according to whom, the OnePlus Watch 2 will launch in 2024 with a round design much like many other smartwatches available today. He added that the Watch 2 “will be better” than the predecessor considering the critical reviews it received.
OnePlus Watch still had an excellent battery life along with decent health data although there were certain shortcomings when talking about functionality and software. The Chinese tech juggernaut did manage to clear a tonne of major issues over the time it was listed on its website, however, it has now been discontinued and we haven’t heard about it or its successor since 2022.
OnePlus has a lot to keep up with in case the Watch 2 is happening. It will be compared against the best of Apple, and Samsung, among other smartwatches out there. It remains to be seen if the OnePlus Watch 2 does come with WearOS on top or rather goes into the rabbit hole with a bad choppy copy just like the predecessor. Unfortunately, details about the OnePlus Watch 2 are scarce so all we can do is guess. We will keep you posted anything OnePlus Watch 2 specifications are spotted online.
OnePlus is riding on the third position in terms of the Top 5 Wearable Companies in India with a market share of 8.7% (CY2022) which includes its earbuds and smartwatch combined. It puts OnePlus in the market giving it enough traction to launch an OnePlus Watch 2 sometime in 2024. Again, there are no dates available at the moment.
OnePlus Watch Specifications
Knowing what the OnePlus Watch specifications looked like might give you some clues on what the predecessor will bring on board.
OnePlus Watch had a decent-looking design with a 1.39” AMOLED 454×454 pixels resolution and AOD. Instead of going for WearOS, OnePlus pulled out its proprietary OS which didn’t work that great. There’s 4GB storage, 1GB RAM, a loudspeaker, GPS support, Bluetooth v5.0, and a massive 402mAh battery (that dwarfs the recently launched Apple Watch Series 9 by a significant 25%) among others.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 currently has a 1.5” Super AMOLED 480×480 pixels panel with Sapphire crystal protection, an Exynos W930 SoC, Wear OS 4 based OneUI Watch 5, 16GB storage, and 2GB RAM, Bluetooth v5.3, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, a loudspeaker and a beefy 425mAh battery with 10W Qi support. That should give you a context on what OnePlus should be looking for if they decide to roll out the OnePlus Watch 2 sometime next year.