OnePlus confirms that the OnePlus Watch will launch on March 23; 120 Hz display and LPDDR5 RAM for the OnePlus 9 series
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It has been clear for some time that OnePlus would be releasing its first smartwatch this year. Most recently, the smartwatch turned up at a Malaysian regulation authority, which was preceded by OnePlus submitting two smartwatch designs to the DPMA in Germany.
OnePlus may not have confirmed the OnePlus Watch's existence, but it will be launching a smartwatch on March 23. As we have previously reported, this date coincides with the OnePlus 9 series launch date, so we expect the company to unveil both at the same event.
The OnePlus Watch will have a circular display, based on the teaser images provided, and will have the OnePlus brand adorned on its metal frame. The company's DPMA submission suggests that there will be two versions of the smartwatch, though.
Separately, OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 9 series will share a few specifications with the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8T. Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 9 series will support LPDDR5 RAM, which remains cutting-edge for smartphones.
However, flagship OnePlus smartphones will remain at 120 Hz, a refresh rate that the company introduced with the OnePlus 8 Pro. 120 Hz is nothing to complain about per se, but rivals like ASUS have been using 144 Hz displays for two generations now.