Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and W5 Plus Gen 1 chips for next-generation wearables. Following the announcement, the company confirmed that the new chips would be available in upcoming Oppo and Mobvoi smartwatches. While Mobvoi did not reveal the name of its Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1-powered smartwatch, Oppo stated that the non-Plus variant would be available in August alongside the Oppo Watch 3 series.
Although Oppo has not revealed any additional information about the upcoming lineup, renowned leaker Evan Blass has shared renders and live images of the smartwatches ahead of the launch. The renders are our first look at the Oppo Watch 3 series, which features an updated design and two new colorways.
OPPO Watch 3 series pic.twitter.com/mQOYMEliYo
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 5, 2022
Evan Blass tagged four mixed renders and images of the Oppo Watch 3 in this leak. The most obvious influence on the hardware on display here is without a doubt the Watch 3 series, which could potentially pass for Apple’s own wearable.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise given that Oppo’s previous smartwatches have also featured hints of Cupertino’s design language.
The Oppo Watch 3 renders show an etched crown button with what appears to be a flush button underneath; the Watch 3 also appears to have an aluminum chassis and a matte black model. A leather strap and a silicone-style band are visible, which has become synonymous with wearables.
The display has a very slight curve, and there are no left chassis buttons.
We’ll know more soon, but with Qualcomm confirming that upcoming smartwatches from Oppo and Mobvoi will use the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset, it’s highly likely that this wearable will be powered by the new processor as well.