Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has announced that it will be bringing a smartwatch to market, the Oppo Watch, which is very similar to the Apple Watch.
It has the ability to track activity and pass messages and notifications from your handset, also it will be able to host a lot of Android applications.
But, the biggest thing about it is the striking similarities to the Apple Watch, i mean it is almost identical physically.
Oppo has said ,“The 46mm version features a 1.91-inch AMOLED screen with a 72.76% screen-to-body ratio, 402×476 resolution, and 326ppi density for extra detail. An “ultra-frameless” design makes the most of every millimeter of space, packing in an impressive amount of information.’
The Vice president of Oppo, Brian Shen exclaimed on Chinese social media site Weibo, “This might be the best-looking smart watch of the year”.
There is yet to be an official UK release date for the Oppo Watch, however the company has said that it is launching in China March 24th.
The price is set to be 1,499 yuan, which is roughly £165, therefore quite a saving on the Apple Watch.
The watch is claimed to have a 40 hour battery life from one single charge, it will also allow for a sim to be inserted, meaning you won’t need your phone with you.
The watch will also be water-resistant and run on a form of Google’s open source Android operating system, “ColorOS Watch”.
A company press release went on to say, “As Oppo’s first foray into the wearable market, Oppo Watch is raising the bar with its signature design, built-in cellular connectivity, health & fitness features, fast charging, and Dual-Chip Endurance System,”