OPPO has finally released their smartwatch, dubbed the OPPO Watch in Malaysia in two different sizes – a larger 46mm and a smaller 41mm variant with the larger 46mm version of the OPPO Watch retailing at RM1,299 while the smaller one will cost RM899.
OPPO Watch Design and Specifications
Externally, the bigger 46mm OPPO Watch integrates slightly more premium materials with a mix of metal and ceramic along with 5ATM water resistance while the smaller 41mm version is primarily made of metal and has slightly less 3ATM water resistance.
The larger 46mm OPPO Watch uses a unique 3D Flexible Dual-Curved edge display measuring at 1.91-inches diagonal with a 402 x 476 pixel resolution and a crisp 326ppi. What this means is that the side edges dip down much in the manner of a few popular flagship smartphone touchscreens of recent vintage; it admittedly does look stylistically attractive and novel.
The smaller 41mm OPPO Watch also uses what they call a ‘rigid’ 1.6-inch AMOLED display which looks much like a conventional flat smartwatch display and has a slightly lower 320 x260 pixel resolution.
Screen size aside, the OPPO Watch series, both the 46mm and 41mm run on a Snapdragon 3100 chipset & Ambiq Micro Apollo 3 Wireless SoC paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. There’s WiFi and Blutetooth but much like many smartwatches in Malaysia, the OPPO Watch series lacks LTE connectivity.
The inclusion of Android Wear OS for the OPPO Watch means that you can download additional apps via the Google Play Store optimised for smartwatches along with Google Assistant support. Naturally, both watches have an underside-mounted heart rate sensor and fitness as well as sleep tracking functionality.
Battery life for the larger 46mm watch is rated for up to 36 hours in Smart Mode and 21 days in Power Saver mode while the smaller 41mm version has less endurance; it is rated for just a full day – 24 hours – in Smart Mode and up to 14 days in Power Saver mode.
Charging either watch takes 75 minutes to get it to full via OPPO’s Watch VOOC Flash Charging while a 15 minute charge is able to get you 46%.
OPPO Watch Availability and Preorders
Preorders for the OPPO Watch have begun at OPPO’s online stores, authorised retailers, OPPO brand stores and partner e-tailer platforms from now until 2nd October with a street date of 3rd October 2020.
Preorder customers will have the privilege of getting two additional free watch straps that are worth RM199 and if you score a Reno4 series or Find X2 series phone at the same time in the same receipt, you’re entitled to a 10% discount off the OPPO Watch. For more details, check out their official page at https://www.oppo.com.my/
OPPO FInd X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather Edition Launch
Also appearing alongside the new OPPO Watch was a new colourway for OPPO’s flagship Find X2 Pro. Dubbed the OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather edition, the phone will be available in a specially priced bundle paired with the OPPO Watch priced at RM6,097 though early birds who preorder the special package can get it at a discount of RM5,399.
In the special OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather edition bundle, you’ll get a Find X2 Pro in Green Vegan leather as well as a 46mm OPPO watch paired with an additional watch strap that’s worth RM159. Bar the colours, the Find X2 Pro here is virtually identical to its sibling launched earlier which we reviewed.
OPPO is also throwing in 120GB of free cloud storage for 6 months via their My OPPO app. This bundle can only be acquire at the OPPO official online store, selected OPPO dealers and OPPO brand stores.