Oppo Band 2 presented with a large AMOLED display and NFC capabilities at a budget price
Oppo has unveiled the Band 2, a much cheaper alternative to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro that the company also presented today. Succeeding the original Oppo Band, the Oppo Band 2 has a 1.57-inch AMOLED display that resolves at 256 x 402 pixels. For context, the Oppo Band has a 1.1-inch display and looks more like the Xiaomi Smart Band 7. By contrast, the Oppo Band 2 resembles the Band 7 Pro that Xiaomi released last month.
Additionally, the Band 2's display offers up to 500 nits of brightness, covers the DCI-P3 colour space and is protected by 2.5D glass. Moreover, Oppo claims to have pre-installed over 200 watch faces, 100 sports modes and has included an NFC chip for contactless payments. Elsewhere, the Oppo Band 2 features 5 ATM waterproofing, a GPS module and a SpO2 sensor, among other health-related sensors. Incidentally, the Band 2 relies on an Apollo 3.5 SoC, 8 MB of PSRAM and 128 MB of flash storage.
Purportedly, the fitness tracker's 200 mAh battery will last up to 14 days on a single charge, in part because of the device's reliance on Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0. For reference, the Oppo Band 2 is compatible with Android smartphones and iPhones, provided they are running Android 6.0 and iOS 10.0 or newer. The Oppo Band 2 is orderable in China from CNY 229 (~US$34) without NFC and CNY 269 (~US$40) with NFC. In a week's time, prices will rise to CNY 249 (~US$37) and CNY 299 (~US$44), respectively. Both versions are available in 'Sunny Blue' and 'It's dark at night' colourways.