CEO Pete Lau announced on Twitter that OnePlus finally made smartwatches in 2021 and that smartphone companies are the first to enter wearables. There aren’t many details about future devices, such as which smartwatch operating system will run, the price, and even the company’s release date. Lau just shows that it will be “deployed early next year.”
The OnePlus smartwatch idea is not a new idea. The company reportedly designed the Wear OS smartwatch (then called Android Wear) a few years ago. “We’ve completed the design, but decided to cancel it,” Lau said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We have to concentrate.”
Many of you said you wanted a watch, and as you might have heard over the weekend—we're making one, to be released early next year. Wishes do come true.🎁 https://t.co/H1Fqv9srXj
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 22, 2020
In recent years, OnePlus has started expanding beyond phones. Every year, in addition to its high-end smartphone lineup, the company now makes a lineup of headphones, a Nord budget line, and even a smart TV.
The OnePlus smartwatch (the company’s first) was launched in 2021. And it has come into the spotlight after the release of the Oppo Watch, in addition to the first smartwatch made by Oppo earlier this year. Given that Oppo and OnePlus products have not lacked similarities in the past (the two companies share a large conglomerate of owner BBK Electronics). The next OnePlus watch is from the current OppoWatch. You might get some clues.