OnePlus is finally going to build a smartwatch in 2021, with CEO Pete Lau Announced on twitter, Marking the first entry into wearable devices for the smartphone company. There is not a lot of details on the upcoming device yet, including the smartwatch OS, it will also be a price, or a firm release date – Lau only notes that it will be “released early next year.”
The idea of OnePlus smartwatch is not a new one; The company reportedly designed a Wear OS (still called Android Wear) smartwatch a few years ago. OnePlus eventually nixed that product, although “” we had finished the design, but we still decided to scrap it, “Lau said in an interview Wall Street Journal. “We have to concentrate.”
Many of you said that you wanted a watch, and — as you may have heard over the weekend — we are making one, to be released early next year. Wishes come true https://t.co/H1Fqv9srXj
– Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 22, 2020
OnePlus has launched a branch beyond phones in recent years, however: in addition to its high-end smartphone lineup each year, the company now produces an array of headphones, a budget line of Nord phones, and even smart TVs .
The launch of the OnePlus smartwatch in 2021 – on behalf of the company – would also be hot on the heels of the release of the Oppo Watch earlier this year, similar to the first smartwatch made by Oppo. Given that there has been no shortage of similarities in the past between the Oppo and OnePlus products (the two companies share one-owner, massively crowded BBK electronics), it is possible that the upcoming OnePlus watch will take some cues from the current Oppo Watch Can.