- OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the existence of a OnePlus smartwatch
- OnePlus Watch is likely to run Wear OS
- It may debut in the coming year
Apart from smartphones, the product portfolio of the OnePlus includes other products such as earphones, TWS earbuds, neckbands, smart TVs, and some accessories. The reports of the company’s first smartwatch had first surfaced in 2015. However, the company is yet to launch a wearable device. Back in 2015, OnePlus had reportedly completed the design of the OnePlus Watch, but it decided to drop it to remain focused on the smartphone business.
It appears that the arrival of the first OnePlus smartwatch may not be far away as OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed its existence in a recent interview with Input Mag. He also shared some details on what to expect from the OnePlus Watch.
OnePlus Watch could be launching in 2021
In October, OnePlus India had teased the arrival of a smartwatch through a tweet. However, a reliable tipster named Max Jambor had claimed that the arrival of the smartwatch has been pushed back to an unknown date. Now that the OnePlus CEO has confirmed its existence, it is likely to debut in the coming year.
Jambor had also claimed in November that the OnePlus Watch will not run on Wear OS by Google. However, Lau has hinted that the smartwatch will come with Wear OS. He added that Google’s OS for wearable devices needs improvements and the company is trying to collaborate with the search engine giant to offer enhanced connectivity between the OnePlus Watch and its other devices such as Android TV and smartphones. He did not share any details on the specs of the OnePlus Watch.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the company’s first smartwatch will be called the OnePlus Watch or something else. As per tipster Jambor, the smartwatch will be arriving with a circular screen.
In the same interview, Lau also spoke on other topics like foldable phones, offering better photography experience on its smartphones, and the importance of TVs. Speaking on the latter, Lau said that the company aims to build a seamless experience between a smart TV and connected devices.
OnePlus is in no hurry to get into the foldable market and it is unclear whether the company has any plans to launch a foldable phone in 2021. Lastly, the company is hoping to bring an enhanced photography experience not only on its flagship phone but also Nord branded mid-rangers in the future.