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Oppo launches Watch 3 series with Snapdragon W5 Gen 1

by on11 August 2022

The 1.75" Watch 3 and the 1.91" Watch 3 Pro

Following the recent Samsung smartwatch launch, Oppo has unveiled its answer in the form of the Watch 3 series, powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC.

The Oppo Watch 3 series smartwatches are officially the first ones to use Qualcomm's latest 4nm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC. In case you missed it, the Snapdragon W5 and W5+ Gen 1 SoCs are smaller and thinner as well as promise 2X performance while providing a 50 percent longer battery life.

Oppo decided to pair up the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 with the Apollo 4 Plus chip on the Watch 3 series, a low-power chip that takes care of monitoring. Oppo Watch 3 series pairs up the Snapdragon W5 with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Both also come with Bluetooth 5.0, eSIM, and NFC connectivity, as well as GPS, all the usual sensors like acceleration, gyro, geomagnetic, optical heart rate, blood oxygen, ambient light, and air pressure.

Both also support third-party app download and are 5ATM waterproof rated.

The standard Oppo Watch 3 features a 1.75-inch 430x372 AMOLED screen with 3D glass on top of it and has a 400mAh battery, which should be enough for 4 days of standard usage, 10 days in light smart mode, and 3 days with LTE. It takes 60 minutes to fully charge it and 10 minutes gets you a day of usage.

The dimensions are set at 43.0 x 37.0 x 11.65mm and it weighs 31.9g without the strap.

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The Oppo Watch 3 Pro features a 1.91-inch LTPO full-curved flexible Always-On-Display screen with 496x378 resolution and a 3D glass cover. It also has a larger 550mAh battery promising 5 days on full usage, 15 days in light smart mode, and 4 days on LTE. It takes 65 minutes to full charge and 10 minutes gets you through the day.

The rest of the specifications are pretty much the same, except for the obvious size and the crown, so the Watch 3 Pro measures 50.4 x 38.5 x 12.75mm and weighs 37.5g without the strap.

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The Oppo Watch 3 starts at CNY 1,499 (about $220/€220) while the Oppo Watch 3 Pro starts at CNY 1,899 ($280/€280). Both should be available in China as of August 19th and Oppo did not comment on the global availability.


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