Oppo smartwatch to have rectangular dial, company VP confirms

first_imgA few months ago, Oppo VP Brian Shen confirmed that the company was working on its very first smartwatch. Oppo is looking to enter the smart watch segment to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and Apple, among others. While there is no word yet on when exactly the Oppo smartwatch will launch, Shen has been teasing some details about it on Chinese social media site Weibo. The Oppo VP has confirmed that the Oppo smartwatch will come with a rectangular dial.The Oppo VP revealed in a Weibo post that a square-shaped body would make people compare the watch with other smartwatches. “But you can’t make a triangle face,” he quips. Shen is of the opinion that rectangular display is better at presenting information compared to circular screens. However, circular smartwatches give a more traditional watch-like feel and is the prefered design by most Android smartwatch makers.By offering a square dial, Oppo is expecting comparisons with the Apple Watch. It is what Xiaomi is facing right now following recent teasers of the Mi Watch. Xiaomi’s upcoming smartwatch does look eerily similar to the Apple Watch. It not only sports a squarish screen, but also gets a rotatable crown and flat button, which resemble the buttons on Apple’s smartwatch.Not much else is known about the Oppo watch at the moment. The Oppo watch is expected to run on Wear OS and could be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon Wear 3300 chipset, but these are mere speculations for now. We expect Shen to reveal more details about the design and features of the Oppo smartwatch in the weeks to come.ALSO READ | Mi Watch teased: Apple Watch-like design, MIUI for watch, colourful UI and more details revealedlast_img

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