Oppo Reno 4's global variant unveiled in Thailand

Yolanda Curtis
August 2, 2020

The new OPPO Watch comes in two variants in 41mm and 46mm sizes and is the first smartwatch by the company to pack Wear OS by Google.

On the connectivity front, the Oppo Watch comes with NFC for payments, inbuilt GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and 2.4GHz WiFi. The 46mm version of the OPPO Watch comes in Black and Glossy Gold colors, while the 41mm version will be offered in Silver Mist, Black, and Pink Gold. We will place a call into the folks at OPPO to check in on local availability and pricing and will update you when we find out more. The first sale is in September for the smaller one and it will cost around $300 whereas the bigger model will be available in October and it will be priced around $500.

Among the other features the phone boasts of include an in-screen fingerprint sensor for user authentication. There are 5 sensors and a Global Positioning System installed to accurately tracks all of your stats.

The watch comes with just about everything that its competitors have launched over the years, including fitness related features like a heart rate monitor with constant activity tracking, breathing and sleep monitoring devices.

Oppo hasn't confirmed United States availability or pricing yet, and Europe and India will be the first to get its hands on the device after China.

Starting off with the design, the company hasn't made any major changes in the global variant as compared to the Chinese one. Water proofing is included with the OPPO Watch 46mm water resistant to 50 meters, and the 41mm (Wi-Fi) water resistant to 30 meters. The screen-to-body ratio will be 92.01 per cent and it will use Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. Considering its price, the Oppo Watch can compete against other premium smartwatches from rival brands. There are of course interchangeable bands for the smartwatch to allow you to change up the appearance. The wearable can even produce a watch face to match your outfit, if you take a photo of what you're wearing. As revealed by the company, Oppo Reno 4 Pro will be equipped with a 65-Watt SuperVOOC 2.0 flash charge.

These modes are similar to those you'd see on Wear OS watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, so the watch still performs basic features like showing the time and counting your steps while it's running on low power. While the larger 46mm will shell out £369 (around $480) from your pocket. In fact, one might be able to make the claim that if an Oppo Watch and an Apple Watch were kept side by side, you would not be able to identify which is which without turning the screen on.

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