New renders and specifications for the upcoming OnePlus Watch 2 have surfaced online, courtesy of tipster @OnLeaks. The renders show that the OnePlus Watch 2 will retain the circular dial of its predecessor, but with a few key changes.
The metal casing now has a more premium look and feel, and the two buttons on the sides have been redesigned. There is also a speaker grill on the side for Bluetooth calling. The watch will come in black and white colors, with a rubber strap.
In terms of specifications, the OnePlus Watch 2 is said to feature a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, up from the 1.39-inch display on the original Watch.
It will also be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chipset, instead of the ST32 chipset used in the original Watch.
The OnePlus Watch 2 is expected to retain the custom RTOS platform used in the original Watch, rather than switching to Wear OS. This is likely due to battery life concerns, as Wear OS is known to be more power-hungry than custom RTOS platforms.
Other features expected on the OnePlus Watch 2 include IP ratings and GPS. We still don’t know the battery capacity yet, and it’s not clear if the OnePlus Watch 2 will be launched alongside the OnePlus 12, OnePlus 12R, and OnePlus Buds Pro 3 early next year.
The OnePlus Watch 2 looks like a promising upgrade over the original Watch. It will have a more premium design, a better display, and a more powerful chipset.
It’s also good to see that OnePlus is sticking with its custom RTOS platform, as this should help to ensure good battery life. We’ll have to wait for more official information from OnePlus to learn more about the OnePlus Watch 2.