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Oppo Watch 3 launches with Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 chipset and up to 4 days of battery life

The Oppo Watch 3 comes in two colours and starts at CNY 1,489 (~US$221) in China. (Image source: Oppo)
The Oppo Watch 3 comes in two colours and starts at CNY 1,489 (~US$221) in China. (Image source: Oppo)
Oppo has revealed the Watch 3, the cheaper option in the new Watch 3 series. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets, the Oppo Watch 3 should provide up to 4 days of battery life from its 400 mAh battery. The Oppo Watch has a large AMOLED display too, among other features.

Oppo has introduced the Watch 3 in China, one of three wearables that the company has released today in its home market. A true successor to the Watch 2, unlike the Watch 3 Pro, the Watch 3 has a curved display and a single physical button. Specifically, the AMOLED display measures 1.75-inches across and resolves at 372 x 430 pixels. Oppo adds that the display offers a 326 PPI pixel density with a 3D glass cover.

Additionally, the Oppo Watch 3 measures 43 x 37 x 11.65 mm, albeit only if you discount the distance from which the smartwatch's heart rate sensors protrude from its back panel. According to Oppo, the Watch 3 weighs 31.9 g without a watch strap, in part because of its aluminium alloy mid-frame. Unfortunately, Oppo does not specify how much the smartwatch weighs when attached to its fluoroelastomer or leather strap. Another factor in the Oppo Watch 3's weight is its battery, which has a 400 mAh capacity and is rated for up to 4 days use, or 10 days of light use.

Moreover, the Oppo Watch 3 relies on the Snapdragon W5 and Apollo 4 Plus chipsets, plus 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. As far as we can tell, the Apollo 4 Plus is an in-house chipset; Oppo does not provide many details about the chipset, for some reason. Elsewhere, the Oppo Watch 3 is 5 ATM waterproof, comes with an eSIM, an NFC module and all the usual health monitoring sensors, such as optical heart rate and blood oxygen sensors.

The Oppo Watch 3 is available in China for CNY 1,489 (~US$221) with a fluoroelastomer strap; its pre-sale price before it rises to CNY 1,599 (~US$237). Alternatively, the smartwatch costs CNY 1,589 (~US$236) with a leather strap, or CNY 1,699 (~US$252) when Oppo's pre-sale period ends next week. Oppo has not commented on a global launch yet. While the company sells the original Oppo Watch globally, it elected against bringing the Oppo Watch 2 to market outside China.

(Image source: Oppo)
(Image source: Oppo)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-08-10 (Update: 2022-08-10)